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The Hundred Years War /
Anne Curry.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
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xiv, 192 p. : ill. , maps ; 22 cm.
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0312091419 (pbk.) 0312091427 (cloth)
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
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0312091419 (pbk.) 0312091427 (cloth)
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199544
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-183) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-11:
A valuable addition to the standard accounts of this Anglo-French conflict in the late Middle Ages. Curry takes an English perspective and concentrates on the diplomatic relations between the two kingdoms, extending the explanation both backward and forward in time. Two chapters are especially welcome: a historiographical account of how the war has been treated, stretching from the 14th to the 20th centuries, and a perceptive and illuminating analysis of the wider context of the chronic conflict. Especially enlightening here is the "auld alliance" between Scotland and France, which stretched from 1295 until the formation of the British dual monarchy in 1603 and insured ultimate French victory and three centuries of Scottish independence. In clear prose, Curry keeps argument of the twin themes of dynastic and territorial claims manageable. The "winner" of the war was national monarchy, in France, in England, and in Scotland, while the loser was the medieval feudal world. Maps, genealogical tables, and a glossary are necessary aids, although the bibliography is highly selective and limted mostly to English titles. Undergraduate; graduate; faculty. J. E. Brink Texas Tech University
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 7
Chronologyp. 10
Background to war: England and France at peace and war: 1259-1328p. 11
Warring sides: The English and French monarchies on the eve of the Hundred Years' Warp. 20
Outbreak: Mounting tensions: 1336-37p. 27
The fighting: The Hundred Years' War: a narrativep. 31
Portrait of a soldier: Bertrand du Guesclin; Companions in arms: Andrew Trollope and Osbern Mundefordp. 69
The world around war: War cruel and sharpp. 73
Portrait of a civilian: Christine de Pizanp. 83
How the war ended: The loss of Normandy and Gasconyp. 86
Conclusion and consequences: A defining moment in history?p. 91
Further readingp. 93
Indexp. 94
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