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" DuBois wrote at the opening of the fourteenth century, "[a] castle can hardly be taken within a year, and even if it does fall, it means more expenses for the king's purse and for his subjects than the conquest is worth. "
The Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of ... - Page 74
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The Art of Warfare in Western Europe During the Middle Ages: From the Eighth ...

J. F. Verbruggen - History - 1998 - 388 pages
...where the nobility have to bear very heavy expenses. A castle can hardly be taken within a year, and if it does fall, it means more expenses for the king's...avoided, leaders are apt to come to agreements which are unfavourable to the stronger party. The besieger is on foreign ground, and is therefore bound to spend...
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Medieval Warfare: A History

Maurice Keen - History - 1999 - 340 pages
...excessively costly in time and money. A castle can hardly be taken within a year/ explained Dubois, 'and even if it does fall, it means more expenses...and for his subjects than the conquest is worth,' The problem with battle, on the other hand, was that the royal army of France had become so overwhelmingly...
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Toward a Revolution in Military Affairs?: Defense and Security at the Dawn ...

Thierry Gongora, Harald Von Riekhoff - History - 2000 - 206 pages
...battles. Before the Artillery Revolution, as Pierre DuBois wrote at the opening of the fourteenth century, "[a] castle can hardly be taken within a year, and...to agreements which are unfavorable to the stronger party" (DuBois 1936, 3; Verbruggen 1997, 306). After the Artillery Revolution newly vulnerable stone...
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Journal of Medieval Military History

Clifford J. Rogers, Bernard S. Bachrach, Kelly DeVries - History - 2002 - 179 pages
...whole battles are rare and making war did not normally involve seeking battle." writer Pierre Dubois, "A castle can hardly be taken within a year, and even...king's purse and for his subjects than the conquest is worth."13 Reinforcing the trend towards avoidance of battle was the fact that, while victories provided...
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