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Philippe Contamine

Philippe Contamine
Born (1932-05-07) 7 May 1932 (age 82)
Metz, France
Nationality French
Education University of Paris

Philippe Contamine, born 7 May 1932 in Metz, is a French historian of the Middle Ages who specialises in military history and the history of the nobility.

Contamine is a past president of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, the Société de l'histoire de France, and the Societé des Antiquaires de France. He taught at the Université de Nancy, the Université de Paris X at Nanterre and Université de Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne). He is an officer of the Légion d’Honneur and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Select bibliography

  • Guerre, État et société à la fin du Moyen Âge. Études sur les armées des rois de France, 1337-1494 (doctoral thesis, 1972)
  • La Guerre au Moyen-Âge (1980)
  • La noblesse au royaume de France, de Philippe le Bel à Louis XII (1997)
  • Histoire de la France politique. I, Le Moyen Âge, 481-1514, le roi, l'Église, les grands, le peuple (2002)
  • La France et l'Angleterre pendant la guerre de Cent Ans, Hachette, 1982.


  • Biography at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

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