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By Andrew Villalon, Donald Kagay

ISBN-10: 9004139699

ISBN-13: 9789004139695

This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume set, is the paintings of fourteen eu and American students and specializes in the broader points of the Hundred Years. those essays diversity a ways afield from the normal heartlands of Hundred Years struggle stories to enquire the impression of the clash on Italy, the Low nations, and Spain and on such themes as city background, and the actualities of weapon use at the battlefield. the various essays during this assortment search to re-evaluate outdated yet thorny questions lengthy linked to the clash, together with the genuine speedy influence of gunpowder expertise on siege battle throughout the fourteenth century and the "purposeful" technique of Henry V in staging and bringing concerning the conflict of Agincourt in 1415.

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The offensive actions of Joan of Arc, the principal female figure of the conflict (arguably the most famous individual of either gender), were an exception to the general rule. What is more, according to Gilbert, many of her actions, when viewed from a larger perspective, might actually be categorized as defensive. In her article, “Just War, Joan of Arc, and the Politics of Salvation,” Jane Marie Pinzino treats just war theory as it relates to Joan. When the Hundred Years War resumed early in the fifteenth century, the Christian doctrine of “just war” infused the struggle waged by the Armagnac faction to liberate France from its foreign oppressors and uphold the sacred kingship of the Valois line.

37 Marina Warner, Joan of Arc, The Image of Female Heroism (New York, 1981); Kelly DeVries, Joan of Arc: A Military Leader (Stroud, 1999). The proceedings of Joan’s trial are available in English; see: The Trial of Joan of Arc, being the verbatim report of the proceedings from the Orleans Manuscript, trans. S. , 1956). 38 The sentence against Joan was reversed by the Nullification Trial of 1457. In 1909, Pius X beatified her and in 1920, during the pontificate of Benedict XV, Joan became Saint Joan.

As DuGuesclin and Clisson seized the military initiative, England lost her three greatest warriors. First to fall was John Chandos, long the right-hand man of the Black Prince, who met his end in 1369 during a minor skirmish on the bridge of Lussac. Several years thereafter, the prince, increasingly debilitated by the disease he had contracted at the time of the Spanish campaign, was forced to abandon active military service. J. 1971), 4–5, 310. 28 John Bell Henneman, Olivier de Clisson and Political Society in France Under Charles V and Charles VI (Philadelphia, 1996).

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