Renaissance Military Memoirs

Renaissance Military Memoirs War, History, and Identity, 1450-1600 - Warfare in History

Hardback (31 Jul 2004) | English

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Synopsis

This is a study of autobiographical writings of Renaissance soldiers. It outlines the ways in which they reflect Renaissance cultural, political and historical consciousness, with a particular focus on conceptions of war, history, selfhood and identity. A vivid picture of Renaissance military life and military mentality emerges, which sheds light on the attitude of Renaissance soldiers both towards contemporary historical developments such as the rise of the modern state, and towards such issues as comradeship, women, honor, violence, and death. Comparison with similar medieval and twentieth-century material highlights the differences in the Renaissance soldier's understanding of war and of human experience.

Book information

ISBN: 9781843830641
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Imprint: The Boydell Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 355.009409024
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 520g
Height: 250mm
Width: 169mm
Spine width: 19mm