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France post 100 Years War
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:39:25 AM »
Looking for recommendations of current thinking on general as well as military history, possibly biographies?

A search of Amazon has revealed one or two potential options but it is difficult for me to gauge their quality and many cover a rather longer period than I am looking for which is essentially 1456 to 1504

Just in English unfortunately


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Re: France post 100 Years War
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 07:55:55 AM »
The date coverage isn't perfect, but for the military side I'd recommend a look at Potter's Renaissance France at War, which covers late 15C to mid 16C.

Kendall has a enjoyable biography of Louis XI, altho it's not the most up to date.
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Re: France post 100 Years War
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 08:35:09 AM »
Thanks Andreas.  More of an investment than I was expecting.  The first is c£60 and much to my suprise Kendall's is a similar price.

I will have to search around beyond Amazon  :).  There must be some cheaper second hand copies of at least Kendall's book around

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 08:53:21 AM »
A second hand copy of Louis XI is a reasonable price on Abebooks but the Potter book is still a little pricey at the moment - direct from the publisher with the Society discount seems to be the best option but still £50 plus.

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 08:56:53 AM »
Thanks Andreas.  More of an investment than I was expecting.  The first is c£60 and much to my suprise Kendall's is a similar price.

I will have to search around beyond Amazon  :).  There must be some cheaper second hand copies of at least Kendall's book around

Remember your Boydell and Brewer Society discount (which I assume still applies).  It is/was 25%.

Abe books have at least three copies of Kendall listed for under a fiver (though postage costs are more than the book, all in under a tenner)

Also worth looking out for Kendall's translation of Phillipe de Commines (not a complete translation, just the Louis XI period)

Edit : Apologies this crossed over with dave's last post, so a bit irrelevant.
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Re: France post 100 Years War
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 07:04:24 PM »
Another possibly useful book would be Massimo Predonzani & Vincenzo Alberici The Italian Wars vol 1.  This covers the French in Italy 1494-5.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 08:34:13 PM »
I have that one somewhere.  I remember not liking the illustrations that much but otherwise it was quite good

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 09:08:00 PM »
Only covers the beginning of your period, but there's Ditcham's The employment of foreign mercenary troops in the French royal armies 1415-1470 available online.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 09:26:24 PM »
Thanks Duncan.  I don't think that much is likely to fit the period perfectly so works that extend beyond my parameters are inevitable

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 10:34:19 PM »
I have that one somewhere.  I remember not liking the illustrations that much but otherwise it was quite good

I agree.  The illustrations are a bit rubbish but there's some useful info in the text.
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Re: France post 100 Years War
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 10:42:03 AM »
Actually I think that you will find that Ditcham will give you quite a bit.
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