The Chivalric Ethos and the Development of Military by D. J. B. Trim

By D. J. B. Trim

An exploration of the armies and societies of late-mediaeval and early-modern Europe. The essays learn the level to which the chivalric ethos and armed forces professionalism have been incompatible, in addition to their relative importance for advancements within the artwork of conflict, and the increase of the country.

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73 Peter Paul Vergerius, analysing ‘ “Liberal Studies”’ in 1392, defined them as ‘those studies by which we attain and practice virtue and wisdom’ and he gave ‘the first place to history’, as did Leonardo Bruni in 1405; Nicolò Machiavelli, in The Prince (1513), stated that the prince should ‘have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study, but war and its organisation and discipline’, but recommended to this end that he first of all ‘read history’: Wiesner, Ruff & Wheeler (2000), I, 235–36, 240.

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