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The chivalric ethos and the development of military professionalism

The chivalric ethos and the development of military professionalism

Author: D J B Trim
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Series: History of warfare, v. 11.
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An exploration of the armies and societies of late-mediaeval and early-modern Europe. The essays examine the extent to which the chivalric ethos and military professionalism were incompatible, as well as their relative significance for developments in the art of war, and the rise of the state.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chivalric ethos and the development of military professionalism.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003
(DLC) 2002073527
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D J B Trim
ISBN: 1417510412 9781417510412 9047400887 9789047400882 9789004120952 9004120955
OCLC Number: 55599868
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 359 pages, 9 pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / D.J.B. Trim --
Why chivalry? Military 'professionalism' in the twelfth century : the origins and expressions of a socio-military ethos / Matthew Bennett --
Condottieri and captains in Renaissance Italy / Michael Mallett --
Portuguese nobility, and the rise and decline of Portuguese military power, 1400-1650 / Malyn Newitt --
Artisans, architects and aristocrats : professionalism and Renaissance military engineering / Simon Pepper --
Chivalry and professionalism in the French armies of the Renaissance / David Potter. Chivalry, military professionalism and the early Tudor army in Renaissance Europe : a reassessment / Luke MacMahon --
Chivalry and the professionalism in electoral Saxony in the mid-sixteenth century / Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly --
Soldados platicos and caballeros : the social dimensions of ethics in the early modern Spanish army / Fernando González de León --
Army, society and military professionalism in the Netherlands during the Eighty Years' War / D.J.B. Trim --
Officer corps and army command in the British Isles, 1620-1660 / Martyn Bennett. Shoot them all : chivalry, honour and the Confederate Army officer corps / Mark A. Weitz.
Series Title: History of warfare, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by D.J.B. Trim.


This volume probes the meaning and significance of military 'professionalism'; considers whether it required the waning of the chivalric ethos or merely resulted in it; and assesses the influence of  Read more...


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