The Hundred Years War Volume 2

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218015
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The Hundred Years War Volume 2 from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. A succession of catastrophes in the middle years of the fourteenth century brought France to the brink of destruction. The bankruptcy of the French state and a bitter civil war within the royal family were followed by the defeat and capture of the King of France by the Black Prince at Poitiers. A peasant revolt and a violent revolution in Paris completed the tragedy. In a humiliating treaty of partition France ceded more than a third of its territory to Edward III of England. Not for sixty years would the English again come so close to total victory. Yet the theme of the volume is not destruction, but survival. France's great cities, provincial towns and rural communities resisted where its leaders failed. They withstood the sustained savagery of the soldiers and the free companies of brigands to undo most of Edward III's work in the following generation. England's triumphs proved to be brittle and short-lived. Based on a wide range of contemporary sources, both printed and unprinted, The Hundred Years War, Volume 2: Trial by Fire is the absorbing continuation of Jonathan Sumption's monumental history of the Hundred Years War.

The Hundred Years War

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812242232
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The Hundred Years War from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. Looks at the period from 1369 to 1393 of the Hundred Years' War in which the fortunes of the English decline at the same time the French become more prominent.

The Hundred Years War Volume 1

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216554
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The Hundred Years War Volume 1 from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. What history records as the Hundred Years War was in fact a succession of destructive conflicts, separated by tense intervals of truce and dishonest and impermanent peace treaties, and one of the central events in the history of England and France. It laid the foundations of France's national consciousness, even while destroying the prosperity and political preeminence which France had once enjoyed. It formed the nation's institutions, creating the germ of the absolute state of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In England, it brought intense effort and suffering, a powerful tide of patriotism, great fortune succeeded by bankruptcy, disintegration, and utter defeat. The war also brought turmoil and ruin to neighboring Scotland, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Hundred Years War Vol 2

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266592
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Hundred Years War Vol 2 from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. In the second volume of his celebrated history of the Hundred Years War, Jonathan Sumption examines the middle years of the fourteenth century and the succession of crises that threatened French affairs of state, including defeat at Poitiers and the capture of the king.

The Hundred Years War

Author: Jonathan Sumption
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ISBN: 9780571240128
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The Hundred Years War from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. The epic and acclaimed history series reaches its third volume in paperback.

The Hundred Years War Volume 2

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218015
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The Hundred Years War Volume 2 from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. A succession of catastrophes in the middle years of the fourteenth century brought France to the brink of destruction. The bankruptcy of the French state and a bitter civil war within the royal family were followed by the defeat and capture of the King of France by the Black Prince at Poitiers. A peasant revolt and a violent revolution in Paris completed the tragedy. In a humiliating treaty of partition France ceded more than a third of its territory to Edward III of England. Not for sixty years would the English again come so close to total victory. Yet the theme of the volume is not destruction, but survival. France's great cities, provincial towns and rural communities resisted where its leaders failed. They withstood the sustained savagery of the soldiers and the free companies of brigands to undo most of Edward III's work in the following generation. England's triumphs proved to be brittle and short-lived. Based on a wide range of contemporary sources, both printed and unprinted, The Hundred Years War, Volume 2: Trial by Fire is the absorbing continuation of Jonathan Sumption's monumental history of the Hundred Years War.

The Hundred Years War Volume 4

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812223888
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The Hundred Years War Volume 4 from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. The eagerly anticipated fourth volume of Jonathan Sumption's prize-winning history of the Hundred Years War.

The Albigensian Crusade

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266576
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The Albigensian Crusade from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. In twelfth century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albingenses believed that the world was created by an evil spirit, and that all worldly things - including the Church - were by nature sinful. Jonathan Sumption's acclaimed history examines the roots of the heresy, the uniquely rich culture of the region which nurtured it, and the crusade launched against it by the Church which resulted in one of the most savage of all medieval wars. '[Sumption] never fails to keep his narrative lively with the particular and the pertinent. He is excellent on the tactics and spirit of medieval warfare.' Frederic Raphael, Sunday Times

The Thirty Years War

Author: Peter Hamish Wilson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674036345
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The Thirty Years War from the Author: Peter Hamish Wilson. A deadly continental struggle, the Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe, killing nearly a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to towns and countryside alike. In a major reassessment, Wilson argues that religion was not the catalyst,but one element in a lethal stew of political, social, and dynastic forces that fed the conflict--a conflict that ultimately transformed the map of the modern world.