Arms, Armies and Fortifications in the Hundred Years War

`Careful, original and wide-ranging study of many different aspects of late medieval military history.' HISTORY
Date Published :
November 1999
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
Editor :
Anne Curry, Michael Hughes
Illustration :
38 b/w. 46 line.
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780851157559
Pages : 264
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : Available
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$25.95

Overview
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The Hundred Years War embraced warfare in all aspects, from the grand set pieces of Crecy and Agincourt to the pillaged lands of the dispossessed population. What makes this book different from previous studies emphasising the great battles is its use of less familiar evidence, such as administrative records and landscape archaeology, to gain a truer picture of the realities of medieval warfare. From a general review of battle tactics, the book turns to examine (at points enlisting computer analysis) a number of issues: the composition of the English army, the management of affairs in Aquitaine, the response in England at large to the war and the consequent propaganda and hardship,and the impact of warfare on local communities. Close study of surviving artefacts - weapons, fortifications - also allows realistic assessments of military and naval experiences.
Contributors: ANDREW AYTON, MATTHEW BENNETT,ANNE CURRY, IAN FRIEL, ROBERT HARDY, MICHAEL HUGHES, MICHAEL JONES, BRIAN KEMP, JOHN KENYON, MARK ORMROD, ROBERT SMITH, MALCOLM VALE.

About The Author
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Professor of History and Dean of Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton

Michael Hughes is an editor specializing in military history.

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