The Resource Renaissance France at war : armies, culture and society, c.1480-1560, David Potter

Renaissance France at war : armies, culture and society, c.1480-1560, David Potter

Label
Renaissance France at war : armies, culture and society, c.1480-1560
Title
Renaissance France at war
Title remainder
armies, culture and society, c.1480-1560
Statement of responsibility
David Potter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 'other' Renaissance experienced by France was that of war. In Italy from 1494 to 1529, for instance, France was involved in at least a hundred battles, some of them 'battles of giants' like Marignano. After 1530, though the emphasis partly shifted away from Italy and major battles were replaced by complex sieges and wars of manoeuvre, the presence of war was universal. In the 'Habsburg Valois' wars that began in 1521, the country was subjected to major military incursions but continued to make notable attempts to occupy contiguous territory in the Pyrenees, the Alps and the north-east." "Explaining such prodigious military efforts is the theme of this book. Why did the rulers of France attach so much importance to war and did the development of French armies in this period contribute to a significant modernisation of the country's military potential? The author attempts to answer these crucial questions, through an exploration of the strategy of the country's rulers in the light of contemporary writings, analysis of the nature of the country's high command, and a study of die major components of the king's armies. He argues that France was a society geared to war, persuaded by a sophisticated network of printed communications; the reception of the triumphalist view of war favoured by the rulers is discussed via an investigation of public opinion, as revealed in the literary, artistic and musical worlds. He also shows how the strengthening of the frontiers with new fortifications emerged as a major stage in the adaptation of France to the age of artillery."--BOOK JACKET
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UKM
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1948-
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Potter, David
Dewey number
944.028
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC46.5
LC item number
.P68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Warfare in history,
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  • France
  • War and society
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Renaissance France at war : armies, culture and society, c.1480-1560, David Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-395) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • Birth of the French Infantry
  • 5.
  • Foreign Mercenaries in the Service of the King of France
  • 6.
  • Artillery Revolution, Fortifications and Siege Warfare
  • 7.
  • Field of Battle
  • 8.
  • 'The Sinews of War': Military Administration and Finance
  • Introduction.
  • 9.
  • Impact of War: Supply, Garrisons, Logistics and the Problem
  • 10.
  • War, Propaganda, History and Public Opinion
  • 11.
  • War and Renaissance Culture: Music and the Visual Arts
  • 12.
  • War, Renaissance Culture and the Literary World
  • Conclusion: 'Until It Fill the Whole World?'
  • France and its Wars, 1494-1559
  • 1.
  • 'One World is Not Enough': Kings, Ministers and Decisions on Policy and Strategy in Renaissance France
  • 2.
  • High Command, Planning and the Army as a Whole
  • 3.
  • Cavalry and the Nobility at War
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 405 p., [27] p. of plates
Isbn
9781843834052
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275332
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2064016-01umb_inst
  • 2044996
  • (OCoLC)209770285
Label
Renaissance France at war : armies, culture and society, c.1480-1560, David Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-395) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • Birth of the French Infantry
  • 5.
  • Foreign Mercenaries in the Service of the King of France
  • 6.
  • Artillery Revolution, Fortifications and Siege Warfare
  • 7.
  • Field of Battle
  • 8.
  • 'The Sinews of War': Military Administration and Finance
  • Introduction.
  • 9.
  • Impact of War: Supply, Garrisons, Logistics and the Problem
  • 10.
  • War, Propaganda, History and Public Opinion
  • 11.
  • War and Renaissance Culture: Music and the Visual Arts
  • 12.
  • War, Renaissance Culture and the Literary World
  • Conclusion: 'Until It Fill the Whole World?'
  • France and its Wars, 1494-1559
  • 1.
  • 'One World is Not Enough': Kings, Ministers and Decisions on Policy and Strategy in Renaissance France
  • 2.
  • High Command, Planning and the Army as a Whole
  • 3.
  • Cavalry and the Nobility at War
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 405 p., [27] p. of plates
Isbn
9781843834052
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275332
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2064016-01umb_inst
  • 2044996
  • (OCoLC)209770285

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