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Author Taylor, Craig (Historian)
Title Chivalry and the ideals of knighthood in France during the Hundred Years War / Craig Taylor.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Subject Chivalry -- Philosophy.
Chivalry -- France -- History -- To 1500.
Chivalry in literature -- History -- To 1500.
Knights and knighthood -- France -- History -- To 1500.
Knights and knighthood in literature -- History -- To 1500.
Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453.
War and society -- France -- History -- To 1500.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Craig Taylor examines French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the Hundred Years War.
Contents Preface ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; 1 Texts and cont exts ; Crises affecting France ; Reactions of the writers ; Moral reform and discipline ; Leadership ; Conclusion ; 2 Honour ; Chivalric honour ; The role of texts ; Virtue and vainglory.
Violence and competition Reciprocity and trustworthiness ; Conclusion ; 3 Prowess and loyalty ; Prowess and deeds of arms ; Representations of violence ; Defining chivalric violence ; Conclusion ; 4 Courage ; Debating courage ; Courage, cowardice and rashness.
Inspiring courage Conclusion ; 5 Mercy (part I): soldiers ; Mercy and vengeance ; The treatment of combatants ; Praising mercy ; Conclusion ; 6 Mercy (part II): civilians and non-combatants ; Commentary on the treatment of civilians in war.
The treatment of civilians outside military campaigns Conclusion ; 7 Wisdom and prudence ; Defining prudence ; The art of warfare ; The value of books ; Reading Vegetius ; The science of war ; Conclusion ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Printed sources ; Secondary literature.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781107325111 (electronic bk.)
1107325110 (electronic bk.)
9781461950844 (electronic bk.)
1461950848 (electronic bk.)
9781107506640
1107506646
9781107042216
1107042216
OCLC # 862116014
Additional Format Print version: Taylor, Craig, DPhil. Chivalry and the ideals of knighthood in France during the Hundred Years War 9781107042216 (DLC) 2013008748 (OCoLC)830668838