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The Hundred Years War


Praise for the first edition:
"This is a useful work, in which both narrative and commentary are well maintained."--Christopher Allmand, The Historical Association
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Product Description
There can be no doubt that military conflict between France and England dominated European history in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This war is of considerable interest both because of its duration and the number of theatres in which it was fought. In this book, Hundred Years’ War expert Dr Anne Curry reveals how the war can reveal much about the changing nature of warfare: the rise of infantry and the demise of the knight; the impact of increased use of gunpowder and the effect of the wars on generations of people around it.

Curry's book provides an excellent overall reference for this long and varied conflict. Different sections cover the politics leading up to the outbreak of war, the overall campaigns of the various phases of the war, brief individual histories of three mid-level combatants including Bertrand du Guesclin, and a summary of the effects of the war. The material is well-organised and clearly written, and the maps illustrate the overall geopolitical context. Readers interested in detailed accounts of the battles should look elsewhere, but Curry's volume is an excellent overall reference.

P.S. I hope this book has not been published here yet as a separate file...

Russian: Одна из книг из серии Osprey. Надеюсь, она еще не публиковалась здесь отдельно.

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