The Hundred Years War

England and France at War C.1300-c.1450

Author: C. T. Allmand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319232

Category: History

Page: 207

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This is a comparative study of how the societies of late-medieval England and France reacted to the long period of conflict between them commonly known as the Hundred Years War. Beginning with an outline of the events of the war, the book continues with an analysis of contemporary views regarding the war. Two chapters follow that describe the military aim of the protagonists, military and naval organization, recruitment, and the raising of taxes. The remainder of the book describes and analyzes some of the main social and economic effects of war upon society, the growth of a sense of national consciousness in time of conflict, and the social criticism that came from those who reacted to changes and development brought about by war.
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Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures

Rock Music Counterculture in Russia

Author: Mich.) International Congress on Medieval Studies 1994 (Kalamazoo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791447017

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 1487

Examines the impact of the Hundred Years' War on French and English literature of the period, revealing the ways in which history influences literature and literature intervenes in history.
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England and the Avignon Popes

The Practice of Diplomacy in Late Medieval Europe

Author: Karsten Pluger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351195654

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3829

"Much has been written about the complex relationship between England and the papacy in the 14th century, yet the form (rather than the content) of the diplomatic intercourse between these two protagonists has not hitherto been examined in detail. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished sources, Pluger explores the techniques of communication employed by the Crown in its dealings with Clement VI (1342-52) and Innocent VI (1352-62). Methodologies of social and cultural history and of International Relations are brought to bear on the analysis of the dialogue between Westminster and Avignon, resulting in a more complete picture of 14th-century Anglo-papal relations in particular and of medieval diplomatic practice in general."
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Lust for Liberty

The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200–1425

Author: Samuel Kline COHN,Samuel Kline Cohn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029674

Category: History

Page: 384

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"Lust for Liberty" challenges long-standing views of popular medieval revolts. Comparing rebellions in northern and southern Europe over two centuries, Samuel Cohn analyzes their causes and forms, their leadership, the role of women, and the suppression or success of these revolts. Popular revolts were remarkably common--not the last resort of desperate people. Leaders were largely workers, artisans, and peasants. Over 90 percent of the uprisings pitted ordinary people against the state and were fought over political rights--regarding citizenship, governmental offices, the barriers of ancient hierarchies--rather than rents, food prices, or working conditions. After the Black Death, the connection of the word "liberty" with revolts increased fivefold, and its meaning became more closely tied with notions of equality instead of privilege. The book offers a new interpretation of the Black Death and the increase of and change in popular revolt from the mid-1350s to the early fifteenth century. Instead of structural explanations based on economic, demographic, and political models, this book turns to the actors themselves--peasants, artisans, and bourgeois--finding that the plagues wrought a new urgency for social and political change and a new self- and class-confidence in the efficacy of collective action.
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England in the Reign of Edward III

Author: Scott L. Waugh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310390

Category: History

Page: 303

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The reign of Edward III is usually remembered for his stirring victories over the French and Scots. Yet these triumphs occurred against a domestic backdrop of economic upheaval, crime, high taxation and the Black Death. Edward's ability to pursue his ambitions amid such challenges shows the effectiveness of his leadership and the resilience of English institutions. This book examines the strains on English life in this remarkable era, and shows how an interlocking network of hierarchies at each level enabled Edward to reach into local communities to get what he needed. Compliance, however, required hard bargaining as subjects chafed under incessant taxes and royal demands and, during Edward's reign, parliament became the primary arena for negotiations between the king and the community. Professor Waugh's incisive account of these tumultuous events also contains an extensive guide to further reading, in addition to a glossary of the more abstruse medieval terms.
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The Hundred Years War

A People's History

Author: David Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300134517

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9266

What life was like for ordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating century-long conflict that changed their world
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War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Author: Christopher Allmand

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781386900

Category: History

Page: 264

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The essays in this volume portray the public life of late medieval France as that country established its position as a leader of western European society in the early modern world. A central theme is the contribution made by contemporary writers, chroniclers and commentators, such as Jean Froissart, William Worcester and Philippe de Commynes, to our understanding of the past. Who were they? What picture of their times did they present? Were their works intended to influence their contemporaries and what success did they enjoy? Other contributions deal with the exercise of political power, the relationship between the court and those in authority in far-flung reaches of the kingdom, and the role and status of the death penalty as deterrent, punishment and means of achieving justice.
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A History of Medieval Europe

From Constantine to Saint Louis

Author: R.H.C. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867882

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9095

R.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the medieval period. In updating this classic work to a third edition, the additional author now enables students to see history in action; the diverse viewpoints and important research that has been undertaken since Davis’ second edition, and progressed historical understanding. Each of Davis original chapters now concludes with a ‘new directions and developments’ section by Professor RI Moore, Emeritus of Newcastle University. A key work updated in a method that both enhances subject understanding and sets important research in its wider context. A vital resource, now up-to-date for generations of historians to come.
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Later Medieval Europe

1250-1520

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317890175

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 574

From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.
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The De Re Militari of Vegetius

The Reception, Transmission and Legacy of a Roman Text in the Middle Ages

Author: Christopher Allmand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500961

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Vegetius' late Roman text became a well-known and highly respected 'classic' in the Middle Ages, transformed by its readers into the authority on the waging of war. Christopher Allmand analyses the medieval afterlife of the De Re Militari, tracing the growing interest in the text from the Carolingian world to the late Middle Ages, suggesting how the written word may have influenced the development of military practice in that period. While emphasising that success depended on a commander's ability to outwit the enemy with a carefully selected, well-trained and disciplined army, the De Re Militari inspired other unexpected developments, such as that of the 'national' army, and helped create a context in which the role of the soldier assumed greater social and political importance. Allmand explores the significance of the text and the changes it brought for those who accepted the implications of its central messages.
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The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450

Author: J. H. Burns,James Henderson Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423885

Category: History

Page: 808

View: 4405

This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.
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Adam Easton's Humanistic Hierarchy

A Study in Fourteenth-century Political Theology

Author: Lawrence Raymond Jannuzzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1050

View: 1977

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Society at War

The Experience of England and France During the Hundred Years War

Author: C. T. Allmand

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851156729

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 4060

Primary sources for the Hundred Years War present the realities of the medieval experience of warfare in England and in France.
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The Great Famine

Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century

Author: William Chester Jordan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400822133

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 7744

The horrors of the Great Famine (1315-1322), one of the severest catastrophes ever to strike northern Europe, lived on for centuries in the minds of Europeans who recalled tales of widespread hunger, class warfare, epidemic disease, frighteningly high mortality, and unspeakable crimes. Until now, no one has offered a perspective of what daily life was actually like throughout the entire region devastated by this crisis, nor has anyone probed far into its causes. Here, the distinguished historian William Jordan provides the first comprehensive inquiry into the Famine from Ireland to western Poland, from Scandinavia to central France and western Germany. He produces a rich cultural history of medieval community life, drawing his evidence from such sources as meteorological and agricultural records, accounts kept by monasteries providing for the needy, and documentation of military campaigns. Whereas there has been a tendency to describe the food shortages as a result of simply bad weather or else poor economic planning, Jordan sets the stage so that we see the complex interplay of social and environmental factors that caused this particular disaster and allowed it to continue for so long. Jordan begins with a description of medieval northern Europe at its demographic peak around 1300, by which time the region had achieved a sophisticated level of economic integration. He then looks at problems that, when combined with years of inundating rains and brutal winters, gnawed away at economic stability. From animal diseases and harvest failures to volatile prices, class antagonism, and distribution breakdowns brought on by constant war, northern Europeans felt helplessly besieged by acts of an angry God--although a cessation of war and a more equitable distribution of resources might have lessened the severity of the food shortages. Throughout Jordan interweaves vivid historical detail with a sharp analysis of why certain responses to the famine failed. He ultimately shows that while the northern European economy did recover quickly, the Great Famine ushered in a period of social instability that had serious repercussions for generations to come.
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Late Medieval England (1377-1485)

A Bibliography of Historical Scholarship, 1975-1989

Author: Joel Thomas Rosenthal

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: 9781879288164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

View: 8532

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The Making of Polities

Europe, 1300-1500

Author: John Watts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521792320

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 7994

This major survey of political life in late medieval Europe provides a framework for understanding the developments that shaped this turbulent period. Rather than emphasising crisis, decline, disorder or the birth of the modern state, this account centres on the mixed results of political and governmental growth across the continent. The age of the Hundred Years War, schism and revolt was also a time of rapid growth in jurisdiction, taxation and representation, of spreading literacy and evolving political technique. This mixture of state formation and political convulsion lay at the heart of the 'making of polities'. Offering a full introduction to political events and processes from the fourteenth century to the sixteenth, this book combines a broad, comparative account with discussion of individual regions and states, including eastern and northern Europe alongside the more familiar west and south.
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Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wales

Page: N.A

View: 716

Vol. for 1963 includes special number: The Welsh laws.
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The Medieval Spains

Author: Bernard F. Reilly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521397414

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 2357

Tracing the political evolution of the Iberian peninsula from late Roman imperial provinces to monarchies of the mid-fifteenth century, essays on the significant periods of medieval Spain sketch the major political, economic, social and intellectual features of their times.
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The Hundred Years’ War

1337–1453

Author: Anne Curry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147280998X

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 342

There can be no doubt that military conflict between France and England dominated European history in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This war is of considerable interest both because of its duration and the number of theatres in which it was fought. In this book, Hundred Years' War expert Dr Anne Curry reveals how the war can reveal much about the changing nature of warfare: the rise of infantry and the demise of the knight; the impact of increased use of gunpowder and the effect of the wars on generations of people around it.
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The Wars of the Roses

1455–1485

Author: Michael Hicks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147281018X

Category: History

Page: 96

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The Wars of the Roses raged from 1455 to 1485 - the longest period of civil war in English history. They barely affected the daily routine of the civilian population, yet for the leaders of the opposing houses of York and Lancaster, the wars were devastating. First hand accounts reveal how the lives of their women and children were blighted during three decades of war, as many of their male relatives met with violent deaths. This book examines in detail the causes, course and results of each of the main wars and concludes with a fascinating insight into why the wars ended so abruptly.
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