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France in the Later Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0199250480

ISBN-13: 9780199250486

Edition: 2003

Authors: David Potter, William Doyle

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The three centuries from 1200 to 1500, from the Albigensian Crusades, though the catastrophic defeats of Crcy, Poitiers and Agincourt, to the beginnings of the Italian Wars, were crucial in the development of the identity of France as a kingdom and as an idea in the minds of its people. They saw sharp upheavals both in the material fortunes and in the cohesiveness of the country, with an initial period of consolidation under the later Capetian kings followed by political disintegration, war, and the economic crisis of which the Black Death was an integral part. These years witnessed not only the development of the main institutions of the monarchical state but also the growth of regional principalities which paralleled the power of the crown, and only towards the end of the fifteenth century were the contradictions between the two resolved. Concentrating on central themes such as the tensions between the crown and the regions, the growth of political institutions, noble identity, and socio-economic crisis, the expert contributions in this book trace the development of the French kingdom from the struggle to exert monarchical authority in the south of the country through to the opening chapters of the French monarchy's struggle for supremacy in Italy.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Dr David Potter is the founder of The Cultural Change Company, which specializes in enabling cultural change interventions. He frequently teaches and presents to students on MBA and Executive courses on the topic of cultural change, including at Lancaster University Management School, Queen Mary University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow University Business School. He is a highly experienced corporate strategist and change manager and delivers numerous change management seminars to change leaders in organizations, as well as designing cultural change programmes for a range of blue-chip clients.

William Doyle is a writer and documentary producer whose previous book, Inside the Oval Office: The White House Tapes from FDR to Clinton, was a New York Times Notable Book. In 1998 he won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best TV Documentary for the A&E special "The Secret White House Tapes," which he cowrote and coproduced. He lives in New York City.

Introduction
The political world of France, c. 1200-1336
Society and the economy
Tone the eve of the crisis
The crown and provinces in the fourteenth century
France and the Hundred Years War
Society and the economy
The crisis and its aftermath
The crown and the provinces in the sixteenth century
The king and his government under the Valois
The later medieval French noblesse
Conclusion