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Chronicles Jean Froissart

Chronicles

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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.MoreFroissart (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, Froissarts famous descriptions of chivalry in action at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers are only part of a comprehensive courts-eye-view of society which embraces trading activities, diplomacy and the Peasants Revolt.