Livre des Fais d'Armes et de Chevalerie

Livre des Fais d'Armes et de Chevalerie[PDF / Epub] ☉ Livre des Fais d'Armes et de Chevalerie By Christine de Pizan – Heartforum.co.uk 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 A It is unexpected in any era to Fais d'Armes PDF/EPUB è 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 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 Livre des PDF/EPUB or 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.

Christine de Pizan also seen as de Fais d'Armes PDF/EPUB è Pisan –c was a writer and analyst of the medieval era who strongly challenged misogyny and stereotypes that were prevalent in the male dominated realm of the arts De Pizan completed forty one pieces during her thirty year career – She earned her accolade as Europe’s first professional woman writer Redfern Her success stems from a wi.

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  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Livre des Fais d'Armes et de Chevalerie
  • Christine de Pizan
  • 01 September 2014
  • 9780271018812

10 thoughts on “Livre des Fais d'Armes et de Chevalerie

  1. Laura says:

    I like that the editor of this edition included footnotes telling the reader specifically what each chapter is based on I think that too often medieval military enthusiasts look at a contemporary work and conclude that it's just a copy of something else so why bother looking at it Yes Christine based much of her work on Vegetius So did most medieval authors writing on warfare But it doesn't follow that the best way to understand medieval warfare is to read Vegetius WHAT Christine chooses to include how she interprets different anecdotes and where she strays from Vegetius can tell us far about medieval attitudes towards warfare than Vegetius himself can

  2. Key says:

    It is unexpected in any era to find a woman writing a book on the art of warfareHow casually sexist

  3. Joss Ratcliffe says:

    Unless your very interested in medieval warfare don't bother primarily about religion and battle tactics

  4. Jason Oliver says:

    During the late 14th and early 15th century in which Pizan lived it was not common for women to write book which she wrote 41 and it was even unbelievable for a woman to write a manual for warfare arms and chivalry which see did in The Book of Deeds of Arms and of ChivalryUsing prior manuals as reference and also advisers she discusses such topics as who has the right to declare war what is a just war the rules of engagement and the law surrounding different aspects of war She give outlines of how to attack and how to protect fortified cities the weaponry needed supplies needed and My favorite part was the examples of chivalry in prior wars such as Julius Caesar Hannibal Cicero and many others This was the only part that did not read like a manual When discussing the laws of war it is done in a uestion and answer format She poses a uestions and a legal and rational answer is given for the situation she has outlined I learned a bit about history much about how cities were attacked and how the were defended and the definition of some terms A legion was considered 6666 men Very interesting but not a riveting or great read I do recommend the examples of chivalry basically bravery not holding doors open for women in prior wars The stories and strategy was funny amazing and enlightening

  5. Rebecca says:

    This is a fascinating military treatise I found it to be a informative for tactics and laws for medieval warfare as well as the theological debates concerning warfare This is a fantastic resource for anyone who is interested in military history medieval history and warfare and writers who want to do research either for fantasy or historical fiction set in the medieval era Christine's encyclopedic knowledge is on display in this book as is her brilliance and ability to offer insights into many areas of medieval life

  6. Drew Reilly says:

    This was torturous I don't know if it is the style the translation or the genre but this book is so difficult to get through Scratch this off the list and say it was a major dud

  7. Christina Packard says:

    Interesting and detailed

  8. Matt says:

    An excellent resource and full of great stories to boot Not just a research document but useful as such nonetheless

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