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5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to this subject.
Allmand writes clearly and persuasively about the Hundred Years War. This clarity means that it is an essential text for any student of the Hundred Years War. It is also enjoyable to read and easy to follow. He sets forth the course and possible causes of the war in the first two chapters of the book. He then goes on to discuss the reactions to defeat and warfare, paying...
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3.0 out of 5 stars old style
I got interested in the 100 years war and a brainy friend told me this was the best general intro. I suppose all the facts and analysis are very credible, but this often felt like it was addressing academics rather than the general reader, and at times felt like it was point-scoring. So I'm still in the market for a new-style not-dry book on the subject
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to this subject., 18 April 2001
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This review is from: The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) (Paperback)
Allmand writes clearly and persuasively about the Hundred Years War. This clarity means that it is an essential text for any student of the Hundred Years War. It is also enjoyable to read and easy to follow. He sets forth the course and possible causes of the war in the first two chapters of the book. He then goes on to discuss the reactions to defeat and warfare, paying particular interest to notions of 'nationalism' and propaganda. He places the conflict in its wider, social and economic context and in this respect it is certainly a definitive text.
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars old style, 30 Jun 2004
This review is from: The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) (Paperback)
I got interested in the 100 years war and a brainy friend told me this was the best general intro. I suppose all the facts and analysis are very credible, but this often felt like it was addressing academics rather than the general reader, and at times felt like it was point-scoring. So I'm still in the market for a new-style not-dry book on the subject
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