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Author: Jean Froissart - Geoffrey Brereton
ISBN 13: 9780140442007
ISBN 10: 140442006
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1978-04-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $17.00

Froissart (1337-1410), sometimes described as the historian of the Hundred Years' War, was one of the first great journalists.

His Chronicles reveal the same curiosity about character and customs which underlies the works of his contemporary, Chaucer. This selection depicts a panorama of Europe during the great age of Anglo-French rivalry, from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart's famous descriptions of chivalry in action at Sluy's, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers are only part of a comprehensive court's-eye-view of society which embraces trading activities, diplomacy and the Peasants' Revolt.