Friday, May 27, 2011

W 13

13.  Charny asks:   There are three types of combat in the field.   One is called a rencontre (encounter).   How is it called a rencontre and why, for some say that a rencontre takes place between a thousand men at arms or more on one side and the other?  And if one party fights and defeats the other and takes possession of the field, if it is not called a besoigne (affair) nor a bataille (battle), how should it be designated, then?  

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