Angevin Legacy and the Hundred Years War. First Edition in dustjacket

By: VALE, Malcolm

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VALE, Malcolm. The Angevin Legacy and the Hundred Years War 1250-1340. (Oxford) : Basil Blackwell, (1990). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(3),[1]-317,(5). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In this fascinating history of Anglo-French relations in the century (12504340) before the Hundred Years War, Malcolm Vale examines the legacy of continental rule bequeathed by the Angevin Kings of England to their Plantagenet successors. Drawing on new material trom both English and French archives, he explores the sources of Anglo-French tension, some of which stemmed directly from this continental involvement. Conditions in the duchy of Aquitaine, homage owed by the- Plantagenets to the Kings of France, a tradition of private war among the Gascon nobility and Edward l's war with France are all expertly described. The breakdown of feudal and diplomatic relations between the two powers in 1340 was a breach with the past, and the subsequent emergenceof clearer 'national' and cultural distinctions can be viewed as a consequ ence of that rupture." (fropm the dj). Contents : Preface. A Note on Currency. 1. Introduction. 2. Anglo-French Civilization. 2.1. The Legacy of the Angevin Empire. 2.2. The World of the Courts. 2.3. A Common Culture. 3. Anglo-French Tensions. 3.1. Homage for Aquitaine. 3.2. The Plantagenet Presencein France, 1259-1294. 4. Politics and Society in Aquitaine - I: The Nobili ty. 4.1. The Structure and Political Behaviour of the Gascon Nobility. 4.2.Private War. 5. Politics and Society in Aquitaine - II: Town and Countrysi de. 5.1. Economic Activity and Social Texture. 5.2. New Settlements. 5.3. Faction and Conflict. 6. Anglo-French Conflict. 6.1. The Causes of War in 1294. 6.2. War, Finance and Military Organization. 6.3. The Aftermath of War.7. The Coming of the Hundred Years War. 7.1. The War of St Sardos and its Consequences. 7.2. The Defence of Aquitaine, 1326-1340. 8. Epilogue. Appendix I. Family Trees. Apendix II. The Costs of the Gascon War. Appendix III. Maps. Very good in spine-browned dustjacket. 40.00

Title: Angevin Legacy and the Hundred Years War. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: VALE, Malcolm

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Publisher: Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1990, ISBN:0631132430:

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