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The Resource The ancient enemy : England, France and Europe from the Angevins to the Tudors 1154-1558, Malcolm Vale

The ancient enemy : England, France and Europe from the Angevins to the Tudors 1154-1558, Malcolm Vale

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The ancient enemy : England, France and Europe from the Angevins to the Tudors 1154-1558
Title
The ancient enemy
Title remainder
England, France and Europe from the Angevins to the Tudors 1154-1558
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Vale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book traces the origins and evolution of the enmity between England and France over the four hundred years in which England was a continental European land power. It argues that medieval and early modern England, like Britain today, was a two-faced polity: one face looked westward and northward towards its Celtic neighbours; the other faced eastward and southward towards continental Europe. A major objective of English rulers over this period was to keep the coastline of north-west Europe and its hinterland out of the hands of a single power. French attempts to penetrate and infiltrate the Low Countries were therefore consistently resisted. Ultimately, from the reign of Edward III onwards, the French throne itself became the object of English ambitions and the book discusses the implications of Henry V's pursuit of that claim and its aftermath. It emphasizes the extent to which the story of Joan of Arc has become a myth which has contributed its share to the perpetuation of Anglo-French estrangement. The book also examines the emergence of English national identity and the part played by language in this process, as the English increasingly defined themselves against their French enemy. But the common assumptions, behavioural patterns, and culture which bound the upper ranks of English and French society together throughout this period are also stressed. The book ends with a discussion of the legacy left by this còntinentalist' phase of English history to the changed, but by no means totally transformed, world of early modern Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vale, M. G. A.
Dewey number
327.42044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA47.1
LC item number
.V24 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • England
  • France
  • Europe
Label
The ancient enemy : England, France and Europe from the Angevins to the Tudors 1154-1558, Malcolm Vale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163618093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 174 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847251770
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)163618093
Label
The ancient enemy : England, France and Europe from the Angevins to the Tudors 1154-1558, Malcolm Vale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163618093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 174 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847251770
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)163618093

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