Pdf ebook: Francia, Band 44

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Summary: Der Band enthält 27 Beiträge in deutscher, französischer und englischer Sprache. Die Themenvielfalt reicht von Köln und dem Rheinland im frühen Mittel

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Thorbecke
  • ISBN: 3799581421
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 484
  • Language: English
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Description: Der Band enthält 27 Beiträge in deutscher, französischer und englischer Sprache. Die Themenvielfalt reicht von Köln und dem Rheinland im frühen Mittelalter, Nithard als Militärhistoriker, monastischer Buchkultur in Burgund, Strategien der Konfliktlösung in der Touraine des 12. Jahrhunderts und der Funktion des mittelalterlichen Prangers über Eigenheiten des föderalen Systems, den französischen Adel der Frühen Neuzeit, deutsch-französische Beziehungen zur Zeit der Religionskriege, die Münzreform der Kaiserin Maria-Theresia in den Österreichischen Niederlanden und die Rolle der Nationalgarde in Lyon bis zur sozialen Epistemologie im frühen 19. Jahrhundert, nationale Stereotypen im deutsch-französischen Kontext und der Rolle der Besatzungsmächte in den beiden Weltkriegen.


Pdf ebook: Longbowman vs Crossbowman

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Summary: For centuries, the crossbow had played a key role on the battlefields of continental Europe, with mercenaries from Genoa and Brabant in particular filling

  • Author : David Campbell
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147281763X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Language: English
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Description: For centuries, the crossbow had played a key role on the battlefields of continental Europe, with mercenaries from Genoa and Brabant in particular filling the ranks of the French army, yet on the outbreak of the Hundred Years' War they came up against a more powerful foe. To master the English longbow was a labour of years, requiring far greater skill to use than the crossbow, but it was much more flexible and formidable, striking fear into the French and their allies. This study examines three battles – Sluys (1340), Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) – and shows how the use of the longbow allowed England's armies to inflict crushing defeats on numerically superior forces. The longbow changed the shape of war, becoming the defining weapon of the age and wreaking havoc upon the French armies that would face it. Featuring full-colour artwork, this is the engrossing story of the first clashes between the English longbowmen and the crossbowmen of the French king on the bloody battlefields of the Hundred Years' War.


Pdf ebook: The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

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Summary: The remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages—and an unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry

  • Author : Michael Jones
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1681778076
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 488
  • Language: English
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Description: The remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages—and an unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry in the fourteen century. As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy. At Poitiers, in 1356, his victory over King John II of France forced the French into a humiliating surrender that marked the zenith of England’s dominance in the Hundred Years War. As lord of Aquitaine, he ruled a vast swathe of territory across the west and southwest of France, holding a magnificent court at Bordeaux that mesmerized the brave but unruly Gascon nobility and drew them like moths to the flame of his cause. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, and better known to posterity as “the Black Prince.” His military achievements captured the imagination of Europe: heralds and chroniclers called him “the flower of all chivalry” and “the embodiment of all valor.” But what was the true nature of the man behind the chivalric myth, and of the violent but pious world in which he lived? This exemplary new history uses contemporary chronicles plus a wide range of documentary material—including the Prince's own letters and those of his closest followers—to tell the tale of an authentic English hero and to paint a memorable portrait of society in the tumultuous fourteenth century.


Pdf ebook: The Companion to British History

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Summary: First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as we

  • Author : Charles Arnold-Baker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317400402
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 1410
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1882
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Description: First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadrian’s Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was assembled over more than thirty years and has seen updates in three editions. "He has done for historical encyclopaedias what Samuel Johnson did for dictionaries." Andrew Roberts, The Daily Telegraph "An astonishing synthesis of information." Roger Scruton, The Times "An astonishing achievement, a compelling book for dipping into, a splendid work." Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "This marvellous book, which contains tens of thousands of historical facts will enlighten, amuse, and inform. Every home should have one." Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail "If you were marooned on that mythical desert island with only one history book, this would be the one to take. Buy three copies – one for the children, one for the grandchildren- and one for yourself." John Charmley, The Daily Telegraph


Pdf ebook: Walled Towns and the Shaping of France

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Summary: This book focuses on the development of towns in France, taking into account military technology, physical geography, shifting regional networks tying urba

  • Author : M. Wolfe
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230101127
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1243
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Description: This book focuses on the development of towns in France, taking into account military technology, physical geography, shifting regional networks tying urban communities together, and the emergence of new forms of public authority and civic life.


Pdf ebook: Memoirs of Marguerite De Valois (Complete)

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  • Author : Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465541462
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1997
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Pdf ebook: Looking Westward

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Summary: A study of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from the perspective of the poetry, landscape, and politics of late thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Wales and

  • Author : Ordelle G. Hill
  • Publisher: Associated University Presse
  • ISBN: 9780874130492
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 203
  • Language: English
  • Views: 967
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Description: A study of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from the perspective of the poetry, landscape, and politics of late thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Wales and the Welsh March.


Pdf ebook: The Black Prince and King Jean II of France

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Summary: What were the essential qualities for a military commander during the Hundred Years War? How important were strategic vision, tactical skill and powers of

  • Author : Peter Hoskins
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
  • ISBN: 1526749882
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 386
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Description: What were the essential qualities for a military commander during the Hundred Years War? How important were strategic vision, tactical skill and powers of leadership in medieval warfare? These are the questions that Peter Hoskins explores in this perceptive study of the careers of Edward, the Black Prince who led the English army to victory at the Battle of Poitiers and the opponent he defeated, the French King Jean II. Their contrasting characters and backgrounds are considered as is the military tradition of their time, but the primary focus of the book is a close comparison of their strengths and weaknesses as soldiers as they were revealed on campaign and on the battlefield. The Black Prince was one of the most admired generals of his generation, a charismatic leader, a shrewd tactician and strategist and a decisive commander. In contrast King Jean was impulsive, driven more by pride, his sense of honor and personal objectives than strategic priorities. When he was put to the ultimate test at Poitiers he lost control of his army, while the Black Prince took the initiative personally to secure victory against the odds. Peter Hoskins analyses the leadership qualities of the prince and the king according to the principles of war enunciated by Sun Tzu and Vegetius as well as the modern principles of war of the United Kingdom armed forces. He gives readers a fascinating insight into the nature of command and the conduct of war in the Middle Ages.


Pdf ebook: William de la Pole: Merchant and King's Banker

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Summary: This book is a study of William de la Pole, the first English royal banker. E. B. Fryde discusses Pole's role as a merchant and financier, his political in

  • Author : E. B Fryde
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0826432603
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Views: 617
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Description: This book is a study of William de la Pole, the first English royal banker. E. B. Fryde discusses Pole's role as a merchant and financier, his political influence and the social preeminence he gained for himself and his family. The book addresses the growing significance of England's merchant class in financial and governmental affairs and examines the origins of one of the country's great families of the late medieval period.


Pdf ebook: A History of England and the British Empire

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  • Author : Arthur Donald Innes
  • Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
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  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1769
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Pdf ebook: Edward III

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Summary: The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his bi

  • Author : W M Ormrod
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752468936
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1544
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Description: The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his birth, when the very future of the monarchy in England was under threat, to his death when he was regarded throughout Europe as the very model of an ideal monarch.