War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

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C. T. Allmand
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - History - 238 pages
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The essays in this volume portray the public life of late medieval France as that country established its position as a leader of western European society in the early modern world. A central theme is the contribution made by contemporary writers, chroniclers and commentators, such as Jean Froissart, William Worcester and Philippe de Commynes, to our understanding of the past. Who were they? What picture of their times did they present? Were their works intended to influence their contemporaries and what success did they enjoy? Other contributions deal with the exercise of political power, the relationship between the court and those in authority in far-flung reaches of the kingdom, and the role and status of the death penalty as deterrent, punishment and means of achieving justice.

"... a very valuable overview of recent work on the interface between the intellectual and the political history of the Valois realm."—De Re Militari Online

"... this collection will be of particular interest to literary scholars as well as historians in view of the emphasis of many of the essays on representations above event or record."—Medium Aevum

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Christopher Allmand is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool. He has published widely on the history of war and medieval society, including The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300 c.1450 (Cambridge University Press, 1988) and The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 7: c.1415 c.1500 (as editor, Cambridge University Press, 1998).

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