Retfærdighed og Etik: Et projekt om militæretik under Hundredeårskrigen

Roar Rehardt Hemmingsen Knudsen, Peter Grønbech, Johannes Riis & Esben Krogh Wangel

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


In the year 1337 the Hundred Years War started. A war that would last for more than a century. During the war many battles were fought and a lot of deeds were done during these battles by knights and other members of the english and french aristocracy. This project will try to answer the following question: What was seen as the ethical correct way to conduct warfare during the Hundred Years War and how were these norms followed? This project will among other things focus on what was seen as the norms and laws during the Hundred Years War. To do so we will use the book written by Geoffroi de Charny named A knight’s Own Book of Chivalry and the book written by Christine de Pizan named The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry. These books will be used to present the norms that the authors describes. The norms highlighted in this project will revolve around norms jus in bello thus focusing less on jus ad bellum and the norms outside of war. Furthermore we will use examples of narratives created by Jean Froissart and Enguerrand de Monstrelet each in their own chronicles. These narratives about knightly deeds will represent how people at the time of the Hundred Years war thought of chivalry and other deeds in battle. Lastly we will analyse how these norms were respected during the campaign of Crécy, the battle of poitiers and the battle of Agincourt. Lastly we will try to describe how the norms of chivalry affect the kings during these battles.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2018
Antal sider48
VejledereMia Münster-Swendsen