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CRECY - BATTLE OF FIVE KINGS

Autore: Michael Livingston

Codice: 228068

€ 25,00

DISPONIBILE FINE GIUGNO 2022

The battle of Crécy in 1346 is one of the most famous and widely studied military engagements in history. The repercussions of this battle were felt for hundreds of years, and the exploits of those fighting reached the status of legend. Yet cutting-edge research has shown that nearly everything that has been written about this dramatic event may be wrong.

In this new study, Michael Livingston reveals how modern scholars have used archived manuscripts, satellite technologies and traditional fieldwork to help unlock what was arguably the battle's greatest secret: the location of the now quiet fields where so many thousands died.

Crécy: Battle of Five Kings is a story of past and present. It is a new history of one of the most important battles of the Middle Ages: a compelling narrative account of the battle of Crécy that still adheres to the highest scholarly standards in its detail. It is also an account that incorporates the most cutting-edge revelations and the personal story of how those discoveries were made.

CONTENTS

Foreword by BERNARD CORNWELL

Preface

List of Illustrations

List of Maps

Introduction: The Crécy Dead, 28 August 1346

PART ONE: BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN, TO 1346

1. Roots of War, 1066-1308

2. Isabella and the Two Edwards, 1308-30

3. Wine, Wool, and the March to War, 1202-1337

4. The Hundred Years War Begins, 1337-46

PART TWO: THE CRÉCY CAMPAIGN, 1346

5. The Campaign Begins, 12-23 July

6. The Sacking of Caen, 23-30 July

7. The Long Road to Paris, 30 July-16 August

8. The Battle of Blanchetaque, 16-25 August

PART THREE: RECONSTRUCTING CRÉCY, 26 AUGUST 1346

9. Reconstructing Battles

10. The Armies Approach, 26 August

11. Finding Crécy

12. The Battle of Crécy, 26 August

13. The Second Day, 27 August

Epilogue: All the Days to Come

Appendix: The Location of Crécy

Suggested Reading and Acknowledgments

Endnotes

Index

 

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Illustrato

Pagine

304

Misure

17 x 24,5

Rilegato

SI

ISBN
9781472847058