Arrière-ban, in French customs, is a general proclamation whereby the king summons to war all his vassals and their vassals. To the Provost of Paris belongs the convoking and commanding of the arrière-ban.
In the Medieval usage, arrière-ban denoted a general levy, where all able-bodied males were summoned into arms.
- "arrière-ban". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- Sumption. The Hundred Years War. p. 184
- Sumption, Jonathan (1991). The Hundred Years War I: Trial by Battle. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-1655-5.