La vie quotidienne pendant la guerre de cent ans, France et Angleterre

By Philippe Contamine

I’m not a dab hand at French — when I was in Brussels last weekend, I had a hard time getting the taxi driver to understand me, and had to resort to  English, because he refused to understand Dutch. And everytime I wanted to say something in French, I could only produce a broken Greek.

  • Author: Philippe Contamine
  • Title: La vie quotidienne pendant la guerre de cent ans, France et Angleterre
  • Pages: 287
  • Published: 1976
  • Publisher: Hachette

But reading French isn’t a problem, especially not when it is as well written as this. The author, Philippe Contamine, has adopted an excellent style for this pop-science history book I once bought second-hand, years ago.

And it’s quite packed with useful information, well organized, and, as I said, very readable, which scholarly French seldom is.