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Publication of this work should change our perception both of medieval warfare and of Christine de Pizan.

Author: Christine de Pisan

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027101881X

Category: History

Page: 223

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It is unexpected in any era to find a woman writing a book on the art of warfare, but in the fifteenth century it was unbelievable. Not surprisingly, therefore, Christine de Pizan's The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry, written around 1410, has often been regarded with disdain. Many have assumed that Christine was simply copying or pilfering earlier military manuals. But, as Sumner Willard and Charity Cannon Willard show in this faithful English translation, The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry contains much that is original to Christine. As a military manual it tells us a great deal about the strategy, tactics, and technology of medieval warfare and is one of our most important sources for early gunpowder weapon technology. It also includes a fascinating discussion of Just War. Since the end of the fifteenth century, The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry has been available primarily through Antoine Vérard's imprint of 1488 or William Caxton's 1489 translation, The Book of the Order of Chivalry. Vérard even suggested that the work was his own translation of the Roman writer Vegetius, making no mention of Christine 's name. Caxton attributed the work to Christine, but it is impossible to identify the manuscript he used for his translation. Moreoever, both translations are inaccurate. The Willards correct these inaccuracies in a clear and easy-to-read translation, which they supplement with notes and an introduction that will greatly benefit students, scholars, and enthusiasts alike. Publication of this work should change our perception both of medieval warfare and of Christine de Pizan.

Author: Charity Cannon Willard

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271043059

Category: History


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2010-11-01 By Charity Cannon Willard

She wrote two important works on medieval warfare, the Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry (ca. 1410) and a praise poem about Joan of Arc, written in 1429 when Joan was still alive, in which Christine hails the Maid of Orléans as the ...


Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097708



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They are The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry and The Book of the Body Politic. The purpose of this section is to examine them in depth with a view to teasing out the contribution they make to the development of just war thinking ...

Author: Daniel R. Brunstetter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317307112

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This volume offers a set of concise and accessible introductions to the seminal figures in the historical development of the just war tradition. In what, if any, circumstances are political communities justified in going to war? And what limits should apply to the conduct of any such war? The just war tradition is a body of thought that helps us think through these very questions. Its core ideas have been subject to fierce debate for over 2,000 years. Yet they continue to play a prominent role in how political and military leaders address the challenges posed by the use of force in international society. Until now there has been no text that offers concise and accessible introductions to the key figures associated with the tradition. Stepping into this breach, Just War Thinkers provides a set of clear but detailed essays by leading experts on nineteen seminal thinkers, from Cicero to Jeff McMahan. This volume challenges the reader to think about how traditions are constituted—who is included and excluded, and how that is determined—and how they serve to enable, constrain, and indeed channel subsequent thought, debate, and exchange. This book will be of much interest to students of just war tradition and theory, ethics and war, philosophy, security studies and IR.
2017-08-09 By Daniel R. Brunstetter

But woman by nature is more gentle and circumspect.9 In 1410, Pisan wrote The Book of the Deeds of Arms and Chivalry for the future rulers of the powerful House of Burgundy. She advised the future princes to dedicate themselves to war ...

Author: Gerard J.De Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317876441

Category: History

Page: 396

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The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the French and Indian Wars in Northern America, the Anglo-Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, the Long March in China, and the Vietnam War. There are also thematic chapters, including studies of terrorism and contemporary military service. Taking a multidisciplinary approach: historical, anthropological, and cultural, the book shows the variety of arguments used to support or deny women's military service and the combat taboo. In the process the book challenges preconceived notions about women's integration in the military and builds a picture of the ideological and practical issues surrounding women soldiers.
2014-07-30 By Gerard J.De Groot

FROM CHRISTINE DE PIZAN, BOOK OF DEEDS OF ARMS AND OF CHIVALRY (LIVRE DES FAIS D'ARMES ET DE CHEVALERIE, 1410)20 FRENCH PROSE [Christine compiled this technical treatise on warfare, divided into four books, in 1410, ...

Author: David F. Hult

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226670133

Category: History

Page: 286

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In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women. The debate that ensued, over not only the merits of the treatise but also of the place of women in society, started Europe on the long path to gender parity. Pizan’s criticism sparked a continent-wide discussion of issues that is still alive today in disputes about art and morality, especially the civic responsibility of a writer or artist for the works he or she produces. In Debate of the “Romance of the Rose,” David Hult collects, along with the debate documents themselves, letters, sermons, and excerpts from other works of Pizan, including one from City of Ladies—her major defense of women and their rights—that give context to this debate. Here, Pizan’s supporters and detractors are heard alongside her own formidable, protofeminist voice. The resulting volume affords a rare look at the way people read and thought about literature in the period immediately preceding the era of print.
2010-04-15 By David F. Hult

TNA E101/407/4, 17 (knighting of James I); M. G. A. Vale, War and Chivalry: Warfare and Aristocratic Culture in England, France, ... C. de Pizan's Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry is first and foremost a military guide.

Author: David Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300209945

Category: History

Page: 459

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What life was like for ordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating century-long conflict that changed their world. The Hundred Years War (1337–1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers, and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples’ perceptions of themselves and of their national character. Using the events of the war as a narrative thread, Green illuminates the realities of battle and the conditions of those compelled to live in occupied territory; the roles played by clergy and their shifting loyalties to king and pope; and the influence of the war on developing notions of government, literacy, and education. Peopled with vivid and well-known characters—Henry V, Joan of Arc, Philippe the Good of Burgundy, Edward the Black Prince, John the Blind of Bohemia, and many others—as well as a host of ordinary individuals who were drawn into the struggle, this absorbing book reveals for the first time not only the Hundred Years War’s impact on warfare, institutions, and nations, but also its true human cost. “[Hundred Years War] makes us care about this long-ago conflict and the society that pursued and was shaped by it. . . . [It is] likely to (and indeed should) become a standard introduction to the war.”—Charles F. Briggs, Speculum
2014-11-25 By David Green

It was , in part , to address this need that she also composed a military treatise , The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry for the dauphin . Although much of her work was written during the madness of Charles VI and the foment of ...

Author: David Green

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582784816

Category: History

Page: 283

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Edward the Black Prince was one of the most successful English commanders of the Hundred Years War. In this, the first new biography of the prince for nearly 25 years, David Green explores the importance of Edward's life.
2007 By David Green

Christine de Pizan specifies in the Book of Deeds of Arms and Of Chivalry why civilians or common people were to be spared: 'I ask you whether a king or prince, when warring against another, ...

Author: Andreas Krieg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319333762

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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This book analyses two key topics within international politics: the responsibility to protect (R2P) and the commercialization and privatization of security. In a world of ungoverned spaces, state failure and erupting humanitarian crises, the international community is increasingly called upon to exercise its responsibility to protect communities under threat. Here, Krieg explains the civil-military dynamics behind the state’s failure to effectively intervene in humanitarian crises overseas using its serviceman. The central question that follows is: would the private military contractor be a better alternative agent of the state in humanitarian intervention? This book demonstrates that given his professional identity and role towards client state and public, the contractor can be employed effectively in humanitarian intervention to generate more ethical outcomes. This volume is essential reading for researchers and post-graduate students of R2P, International Security Studies and privatization, as well as Peace and Conflict studies and International Relations more broadly.
2016-09-07 By Andreas Krieg

The Strategemata by Frontinus is also used in book two and this is supplemented with the Facta et dicta memorabilia by Valerius Maximus. ... Christine de Pizan, The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry, Sumner Willard (Trans.) ...

Author: David Whetham

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004171534

Category: History

Page: 266

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While recognising the sophistication of the practice of medieval warfare, many people still have problems reconciling the widespread use of surprise and deception with the code of chivalric warfare. Was chivalry really just a meaningless veneer? If true, perhaps more perplexing are the many cases where surprise or deception were not employed and advantages were therefore sacrificed. This work argues that understanding these apparent inconsistencies requires an appreciation of the moral and legal context of medieval strategic thought. Through taking this approach, chivalric warfare can be seen for what it was - a very real framework or system of rules that allowed a result or decision to be reached which could be accepted by both sides.
2009 By David Whetham