The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside by Nicholas WrightThe Hundred Years War in the French Countryside by Nicholas Wright

The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside

byNicholas Wright

Paperback | October 15, 2000

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This work examines the soldier-peasant relationship in the context of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), aiming to bring out more closely 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 Employing additional documentary material, including the largely unpublished records of the French royal chancery, the book also describes the ways in which individual peasants and village communities were exploited by soldiers, and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.
Nicholas Wright, an associate director of the Royal National Theatre, is an actor & playwright & author of the celebrated play "Mrs. Klein". He lives in London.
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Title:The Hundred Years War in the French CountrysideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:University Of Rochester PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0851158064

ISBN - 13:9780851158068

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