Spies and Spying in the Fourteenth Century

John Alban, Christopher Thomas Allmand

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Approved of by the Roman authors of the past spying to secure advantage in war and battle was frowned upon in societies in which the ethos of personal honour ruled. Victory won through dishonourable action was regarded as ill-won: only slowly did attitudes towards spying (thereby winning an advantage to oneself without the knowledge of the enemy) come to be accepted as the norm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAspects of War in the Late Middle Ages
EditorsChristopher Allmand
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780429317859
ISBN (Print)9780367330675
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameVariorum Collected Studies

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