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Author Name:    ALLMAND, Christopher, (ed.) Warfare in History series

Title:   Society at War : The Experience of England and France during the Hundred Yeras War. New Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1998, ISBN:085115672x 

Seller ID:   113935

ALLMAND, Christopher, (ed.). Society at War : The Experience of England andFrance during the Hundred Yeras War. (Woodbridge) : The Boydell Press, (19 98). New Edition. Pp (4),v-xx,1-236. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The impact of war on England and France in the late middle ages,and the reaction to the conflict between them, is fully explored through t he evidence and commentary presented here. The Hundred Years War forms the framework for the chosen documents, all from the fourteenth and fifteenth century. Extracts illuminate how men thought about war and how they faced upto it in practice, the problems of manpower, and the effects of the milita ry needs of the day on society. The importance of economic motives in goingto war is considered, together with the changing methods used in fighting the war and the role of the noncombatant who contributed financially, materially and morally towards his country's war effort. Finally, the attempts at peace-making are illustrated, showing how war did not end suddenly, sinceits effects - social, economic and political - were felt for many years af ter it was officially over." (rom the dj). Contents : Part I : LATE MEDIEVAL ATTITUDES TO WAR. 1. The justifications for war. 2. War and chivalry. 3. The professional attitude. 4. The opponents of war. 5. The judgement of God. Part II : ARMIES AND THEIR ORGANISATION. 1. The French army. 2. The English army. 3. Muster and review. 4. Non-military personnel and transport. 5. Weapons. 6. Provisions. 7. The navy. Part III : THE ENTICEMENTS OF WAR. 1. Wages. 2. Pillage and booty. 3. Prisoners and ransoms. 4. Appatis. 5. Land.6. The consequences of enticement. 7. Enticement, indiscipline and its sol utions. Part IV : THE PRACTICE OF WAR. 1. Training for war. 2. Declaration of war. 3. War on land. 4. War at sea. Part V : WAR AND THE CIVILIAN POPULATION. 1. Attitudes to the non-combatant. 2. Paying for war. 3. Involvement in war. 4. War and nationalism. 5. Profit and loss. Part VI DIPLOMACY, PEACE AND THEIR AFTERMATH. 1. Peacemaking. 2. The problems of peace. 3. Measures for economic revival. FINAL COMMENTS. APPENDIX : 'Battle Plan for the Agincourt campaign. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00


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