Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War

Provides clear, concise, and basic descriptions and definitionsto over 260 key people, events, and terms relating to the series ofconflicts between France and England in the 14th and 15th centuriesthat later came to be known as the Hundred Years War.The Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War provides itsusers with clear, concise, and basic descriptions and definitionsof people, events, and terms relating in some significant way tothe series of intermittent conflicts that occurred between Franceand England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and thatlater came to be known collectively as the Hundred Years War.Because this volume focuses exclusively on war itself-what causedit, how it was fought, and what effects it had on the political,social, economic, and cultural life of England and France―it is nota general overview of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century history ineither country, but a specialized treatment of the Anglo-Frenchwarfare that occurred during those centuries. Entries coverbattles, leaders, truces and treaties, military terms and tactics,and sources for the war, including the plays of WilliamShakespeare, who has long been an important if not always reliablesource for information about the people and events of the HundredYears War.The Encyclopedia was written primarily for students andother nonspecialists who have an interest-but little background-inthis period of European history. Besides providing a highly usableresource for quickly looking up names and terms encountered inreading or during study, the Encyclopedia offers anexcellent starting point for classroom or personal research onsubjects relating to the course, causes, and consequences of theHundred Years War. All entries conclude with suggested furtherreadings. A comprehensive bibliography completes the encyclopedia,which is fully indexed.https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Hundred-Years-John-Wagner/dp/031332736X