The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War

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

Book - 1988
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Cambridge Univ Pr
This book makes an important general contribution to the history of war in medieval times, and opens up new and original perspectives on a familiar topic.
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.

Publisher: Cambridge U.P., 1988
ISBN: 9780521319232
0521319234
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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