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Knights and Peasants: The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside (1998 Hardback)


£25.00

Very good condition used 1998 First UK Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by The Boydell Press, Suffolk, UK.
Author: Nicholas Wright.
ISBN: 9780851155357. ISBN: 0851155359.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 18mm d.

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Knights and Peasants: The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside (Warfare in History)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1998 First UK Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK.
Author: Nicholas Wright.
ISBN: 9780851155357. ISBN: 0851155359.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 18mm d.

Intact clean glossy used condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges, slight rubbing and signs of handling, with intact price on inner leaf. Intact slightly faded spine. DJ over very good condition black boards. 144 clean pages of English text with 6 b&w illustrations/maps/plans, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Knights and Peasants: The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside:

This study of the soldier-peasant relationship in the context of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) aims to bring out the realities of the situation. It seeks an understanding of different attitudes: how aristocratic soldiers reconciled the ideals of chivalry with exploitation of non-combatants, and how French peasants reacted to the soldiery, drawing on the late-medieval literature of chivalry and political commentary in England and (especially) in France.

Employing additional documentary material, including the largely unpublished records of the French royal chancery, the book also describes the ways in which individual peasants and village communities were exploited by soldiers, and how, in order to survive, they adjusted to and reacted against their treatment.