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.

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 Hundred Years War Volume 4

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081224799X
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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 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
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ISBN: 9780571200955
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The Hundred Years War from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, Trial by Battle follows the war up to the surrender of Calais in 1347. It traces the early humiliations and triumphs of Edward II and the campaigns of Sluys, Crècy and Calais.

Hundred Years War

Author: Jonathan Sumption
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ISBN: 9780571274543
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Hundred Years War from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. The eagerly anticipated fourth volume in Jonathan Sumption's prize-winning history of the Hundred Years War.

Hundred Years War Vol 3

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266568
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Hundred Years War Vol 3 from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. Divided Houses is a tale of contrasting fortunes. In the last decade of his reign Edward III, a senile, pathetic symbol of England's past conquests, was condemned to see them overrun by the armies of his enemies. When he died, in 1377, he was succeeded by a vulnerable child, who was destined to grow into a neurotic and unstable adult presiding over a divided nation. Meanwhile France entered upon one of the most glittering periods of her medieval history, years of power and ceremony, astonishing artistic creativity and famous warriors making their reputations as far afield as Naples, Hungary and North Africa. Contemporaries in both countries believed that they were living through memorable times: times of great wickedness and great achievement, of collective mediocrity but intense personal heroism, of extremes of wealth and poverty, fortune and failure. At a distance of six centuries, as Jonathan Sumption skilfully and meticulously shows, it is possible to agree with all of these judgments.

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.

Knights And Peasants

Author: Nicholas Wright
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780851158068
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Knights And Peasants from the Author: Nicholas Wright. `Succinct survey of how war was experienced by ordinary people in late medieval France ... very welcome addition to the literature.' INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW (Michael Jones)

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