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Mother Tongues: English and French in fifteenth‐century England

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the role of women in the inheritance and propagation of vernacular languages. It reassesses the status of English through historical and linguistic evidence and such figures as ... More


Charles d’Orléans and his English Book of Love

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the captivity of Charles d'Orléans as a political prisoner of the English following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. It examines the arguments for Charles d'Orléans's ... More


The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, and David Simpkin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680825
eISBN:
9780191761003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680825.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

This book is the outcome of a project (sponsored by the AHRC) collecting the name of every soldier known to have served the English crown between the re-opening of the Hundred Years War in 1369 and ... More


Heralds, Ambassadors, and the Treaty of Troyes

Theodor Meron

in Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258117
eISBN:
9780191681790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258117.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

During the battle of Agincourt when the English seemed to have won the war, Montjoy, a French herald, presented a request to the king which involved asking for the right to be able to bring home the ... More


Agincourt: Prisoners of War, Reprisals, and Necessity

Theodor Meron

in Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258117
eISBN:
9780191681790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258117.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The events at Agincourt can only be reconciled after accounting for fear that had accumulated within the English forces as they were greatly outnumbered by the enemy French forces. This fear and ... More


Requiescat in Pace?: The Consequences of High-Priced Funerals in South Africa

Anne Case and Alicia Menendez (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter highlights the substantial fraction of a household's economic resources that are expended on funerals in South Africa, and the implications of this spending for economic well-being. ... More


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