By Andrew Villalon, Donald Kagay

This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume set, is the paintings of fourteen ecu and American students and makes a speciality of the broader elements of the Hundred Years. those essays variety some distance afield from the normal heartlands of Hundred Years struggle stories to enquire the effect of the clash on Italy, the Low nations, and Spain and on such subject matters as city heritage, and the actualities of weapon use at the battlefield. some of the essays during this assortment search to think again previous yet thorny questions lengthy linked to the clash, together with the genuine instant influence of gunpowder expertise on siege war in the course of the fourteenth century and the ''purposeful'' technique of Henry V in staging and bringing in regards to the conflict of Agincourt in 1415.

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The final essay in Part One, Clara Estow’s “War and Peace in Medieval Iberia: Castilian-Granadan Relations in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” tracks the influence of the Hundred Years War beyond the borders of Christendom, into the one remaining Islamic outpost in western Europe, the kingdom of Granada. Estow examines the improbable survival of that small state, hemmed in to the north by an expansionist Castile and reeling from defeats suffered during the first half of the fourteenth century. She argues that Granada owned its continued existence to two factors: first, Castile’s war against Aragon, a conflict that diverted its military attentions eastward and led inexorably to a growing involvement in the struggle north of the Pyrenees; second, a masterful diplomatic and military policy exercised by the contemporary Granadan ruler, Mu˙ammad V (1354– 1391), who skillfully played his Christian neighbors off against one introduction xlv another.

For a general treatment of medieval diplomacy and diplomatic practices, see Donald E. , 1967). 12 Jonathan Sumption, Trial by Battle, 325–29; Kelly DeVries, “God, Leadership, Flemings, and Archery: Contemporary Perceptions of Victory and Defeat at the Battle of Sluys, 1340,” American Neptune 55 (1995): 223–42. xxx introduction 2. First Floodtide of English Victory (1345–1360) The second phase of the conflict began in 1345 when the five-year truce ended. An English army landed at Bordeaux and began operations against the neighboring province of Gascony.

1477) Philip the Good (d. 1467) John the Fearless (d. 1419) Philip, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404) BURGUNDY Charles III (d. 1386) Louis Charles Joan I (d. 1382) John Robert (d. 1343) Charles II (d. 1309) Charles I of Anjou (d. J. Andrew Villalon University of Cinncinati On April 3, 1367,1 as the sun rose over northern Castile, largest of five kingdoms that shared the Iberian peninsula,2 two of the century’s greatest armies faced each other across a field awaiting orders that would propel them into one of the century’s greatest battles.

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