Encyclopedia Of The Hundred Years War

Hardcover | August 1, 2006

byJohn A. Wagner

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The Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War provides its users with clear, concise, and basic descriptions and definitions of people, events, and terms relating in some significant way to the series of intermittent conflicts that occurred between France and England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and that later came to be known collectively as the Hundred Years War. Because this volume focuses exclusively on war itself-what caused it, how it was fought, and what effects it had on the political, social, economic, and cultural life of England and France--it is not a general overview of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century history in either country, but a specialized treatment of the Anglo-French warfare that occurred during those centuries. Entries cover battles, leaders, truces and treaties, military terms and tactics, and sources for the war, including the plays of William Shakespeare, who has long been an important if not always reliable source for information about the people and events of the Hundred Years War. The Encyclopedia was written primarily for students and other nonspecialists who have an interest-but little background-in this period of European history. Besides providing a highly usable resource for quickly looking up names and terms encountered in reading or during study, the Encyclopedia offers an excellent starting point for classroom or personal research on subjects relating to the course, causes, and consequences of the Hundred Years War. All entries conclude with suggested further readings. A comprehensive bibliography completes the encyclopedia, which is fully indexed.

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The Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War provides its users with clear, concise, and basic descriptions and definitions of people, events, and terms relating in some significant way to the series of intermittent conflicts that occurred between France and England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and that later came to be know...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:374 pages, 10.08 × 7.28 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031332736X

ISBN - 13:9780313327360

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?Concentrating on the years from 1337 to 1453, this encyclopedia is intended "for students and other nonspecialists who have an interest-but little background-in this period of European history." Author Wagner is a history professor at Arizona State University, and the work demonstrates both his grasp of this complicated period in European history and his understanding of the needs of undergraduate students....The volume has several extras that will be useful for students and librarians. In particular, the "Guide to Related Topics" groups entries by popular research-paper topics such as politics, women, and economics, in addition to people and places. For example, "Burgundy" lists entries on the Treaty of Amiens, the Anglo-Burgundian alliance, Anne of Burgundy, and all the various kings and dukes of Burgundy. Other useful features include genealogies, chronologies, maps, and an annotated listing of selected readings. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.??Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin