9780786413102-0786413107-The Golden Spurs of Kortrijk: How the Knights of France Fell to the Footsoldiers of Flanders in 1302

The Golden Spurs of Kortrijk: How the Knights of France Fell to the Footsoldiers of Flanders in 1302

ISBN-13: 9780786413102
ISBN-10: 0786413107
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Fegley, Randall
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Format: Paperback 252 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786413102
ISBN-10: 0786413107
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Fegley, Randall
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Format: Paperback 252 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fegley, Randall wrote The Golden Spurs of Kortrijk: How the Knights of France Fell to the Footsoldiers of Flanders in 1302 comprising 252 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0786413107 and 9780786413102. Since then The Golden Spurs of Kortrijk: How the Knights of France Fell to the Footsoldiers of Flanders in 1302 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Franco-Flemish region of medieval Flanders was a locus of important trade routes in the 13th and 14th centuries. Located in a prime position between the Holy Roman Empire and the North Sea (present-day northern Belgium), the urban centers of the region were surpassed in population only by the city-states of central and northern Italy. This positioning afforded the Flemish citizens of the region great prosperity and they formed guilds to protect their rights, regulate their working hours and standardize their wages. These guilds produced a cohesive unit of people eager to retain the rights they had gained. In 1302, French cavalry faced the determined Flemish soldiers on foot at Kortrijk (Courtrai). This book analyzes the battle that ensued, its origins, consequences and legacy. It also examines the everyday lives of the inhabitants of Flanders; urban dwellers, knights, nobles, women and others. This is the first major English-language study of the historic 14th century battle between the French and the Flemish, a conflict whose repercussions linger in modern Belgium. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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