Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

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Contents
Abbreviationsx
1 Introduction1
2 The Legal Environment7
3 The War of Rights: Just War -- Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello17
4 Declarations of War and Truce Agreements47
5 Responsibility of Princes64
6 The Siege of Harfleur and Treatment of Occupied Territory: The Limits of Protection75
At the Walls of Harfleur75
Mercy77
Hostages81
Harfleur's Surrender85
Deporting the French and Settling the English87
Sack and Massacre89
Privileged Categories of Inhabitants and Henry's Ordinances91
Loss of Privileged Status: Women and Clergy95
Treatment of Cities Conquered after Siege101
Treatment of Commanders who Surrendered to Adversaries104
Denial of Quarter108
Rape of Women111
Pillage and Church Property114
Compelling Obedience by Destruction117
Henry's Proscriptions and the Medieval Army121
7 Henry's Challenge to the Dauphin: The Duel that Never Was and Games of Chivalry131
8 Medieval and Renaissance Ordinances of War: Codifying Discipline and Humanity142
9 Agincourt: Prisoners of War, Reprisals, and Necessity154
10 Heralds, Ambassadors, and the Treaty of Troyes172
11 Rebels191
12 Conclusions208
Index217

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