Warfare in Medieval Brabant, 1356-1406

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Boydell & Brewer, 2004 - 289
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The medieval duchy of Brabant was one of the most powerful principalities of the Low Countries. During the second half of the fourteenth century, it underwent a particularly dramatic period in its history: the House of Leuven was on the point of disappearance, the duchy was coveted by Philip the Bold of Burgundy, who was already dreaming of extending the "Burgundian Empire" and, by a network of alliances, Brabant was drawn into the Hundred Years' War. The author reviews the successive conflicts which troubled the duchy between 1356 and 1406; the different authorities which influenced the course of military operations (the duchess and the duke, their officers, and the Estates of Brabant); describes the combatants, in particular the nobility and the urban militias; considers the practical aspects of warfare; and analyses the military obligations and contracts which bound the men at arms to the duke. SERGIO BOFFA is currently researching in the department of Maps and Plans, Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique, Brussels.
 

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1 Military History of the Duchy during the Reigns of Wenceslas of Luxemburg and of Joan 13561383
3
Peter Coutereel and the popular uprisingsin the town of Leuven 136064 137883 and 1387
10
The revolt of the trades of Brussels 22 July 1360
11
The war against Waleran of Fauquemont March 136419 July 1365
13
The first war of Guelders February 136619 October 1368
15
The destruction of the castle of Hemmersbach December 1366
17
The war against Godfrey III lord of Heinsberg 1368 and 13701371
18
The chevauchée of Jülich August 1371
20
Relations between nobility and chivalry in Brabant
124
The position of the nobility and chivalry in Brabant
126
The chivalric hierarchy
127
The place of the nobles and knights in the Brabançon armies
131
9 The Urban Militias
133
Military obligations of the towns
134
Evolution of the organisation of the urban militias
138
The militia at the service of the town
147

The tensions between the duke and the Estates of Brabant 137230 April 1374
24
The attempt on Wenceslas life by the Saintronnaires early January 1375
26
The war against the principality of Liège August 137811 February 1379
27
2 Military History of the Duchy during the Reign of Joan 13831406
29
The second war of Guelders May 138523 October 1390
30
The destruction of the castle of Gaasbeek MarchApril 1388
35
The third war of Guelders 22 August 13979 June 1399
38
Minor conflicts 13561406
43
3 Assessment of Half a Century of War
45
The causes of war
46
Territorial accounting
48
4 Art of War Strategy and Tactics
51
The art of war during the second half of the fourteenth century
52
The combatants
70
Conclusions
73
THE POWERS
75
5 The Duke the Duchess and their Entourage
77
The Joyeuse Entrée of Brabant and the restrictions on the military powers of the duke
80
The attitude of the duke and duchess in wartime
86
The Household
89
The Ducal Council
91
6 The Chain of Command
94
The appointed officers
100
7 The Three Estates of Brabant
113
The three Estates and warfare
114
THE COMBATANTS
121
8 Nobility and Chivalry in Brabant
123
The urban militias at the service of the duke
150
10 Mercenaries Specialists and Noncombatants
152
The artillery
156
The specialists
160
The participation of churchmen in wartime
166
THE ORGANISATION
171
11 General Organisation of the Army
173
Declaration of war and mobilisation
175
The order of the march and the movements
179
Means of transport
182
Encampment and lodgings
185
Provisioning the army
187
Orders and their transmission
193
Reimbursements
194
The structure of the army
196
12 Military Obligations and Contracts
201
Classical vassalage
206
The fiefrente
209
The indenture
215
Those exempted from military service
221
The size of the Brabançon armies in the fourteenth century
224
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
229
GLOSSARY
235
BIBLIOGRAPHY
239
INDEX
281
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