The New Middle Ages

The Captivity of John II, 1356-60

The Royal Image in Later Medieval England and France

Authors: Murphy, Neil

  • This book shows how the conditions of John the Good’s captivity led to a transformation in the presentation of royal power in later medieval France
  • Provides new perspectives on medieval royal courts and expressions of ceremony and power
  • Draws new and compelling connections between the Hundred Years War and John the Good's reign.
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This book provides a systematic analysis of the innovations that occurred in the display of royal power during John II’s four years in English captivity. Neil Murphy shows how the French king’s competition with Edward III led to a revolution in the presentation of the royal image, manifesting through developments to the sacral character of the French monarchy, lavish displays of gift giving, and the use of courtly display. Showing that the Hundred Years War was not just fought on the battlefields of France, this book unravels how the war played out daily in the competition for status between Edward III and John II.

About the authors

Neil Murphy is Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, UK.

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eBook £31.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover £39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-94988-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Captivity of John II, 1356-60
Book Subtitle
The Royal Image in Later Medieval England and France
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53294-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53294-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94988-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 126
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