War and government in the Middle Ages
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Published by Boydell Press, Barnes & Noble Books in Woodbridge, Suffolk, Totowa, N.J .
Written in English


  • Prestwich, J. O,
  • Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1066-1485,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485,
  • France -- History -- Medieval period, 987-1515

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by John Gillingham and J.C. Holt
ContributionsGillingham, John, Holt, James Clarke, Prestwich, J. O
The Physical Object
Pagination198 p. :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16204154M
ISBN 100389204757
LC Control Number84000423

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