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Title: Town Defence in the French Midi during the Hundred Years War
Author: Noel, R. P. R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 7928
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1978
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This thesis examines the organication of defence in the towns of southern Fn6noe during the Mmdred Years Wart and contributes to the debate on the part played by the non-oombatant civilian population in late-medieval warfare* The constructionj maintenanceg funding and architecture of the fortifioational which were at the centre of the defensive effortp are dealt with extensively# although equal emphasis is placed on the bv=-ai aspectal on the obligations of guett arrilra! -ýuetp gardeq corvess and service in the militia$ incumbent on every citizen* The wartime government of towns by consuls and syndiosp complemented in some cases by special war committeeal and the often uneasy relationship between the Munioipality and its seigneurl the kinge the kingle officers and other towns and villages in the area# form an important part of the study* The broad chronological limits are 1337 and 1453t although the greatest attention has been paid to the thirty years after 13559 which were the most crucial of the war in the Midi* The impression emerges that$ for all its flawst town defence was in most instances efficiently and conscientiously organised, and the larger conclusion drawn is thatp while there were limits to the ability of the towns to protect themselves against the garrison warfare of the 137013 and -80st the greater preparedness of the towns of Ianguedoo in the later fourteenth ýentury probably discouraged the D2gliah from attempting again the kind of chevauchGe undertaken by the Prince of Wales in 1355.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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