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Examines the social importance of chivalry as a secular ideal during the Middle Ages, traces the origins of knighthood and chivalry, and looks at chivalric rituals and literature.

Synopsis:

Chivalry--with its pageants, heraldry, and knights in shining armor--was a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of Knighthood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility.

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ISBN:
9780300033601
Author:
Keen, Maurice
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Chivalry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19860910
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 b/w + 18 color illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.50 in 1.29 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Examines the social importance of chivalry as a secular ideal during the Middle Ages, traces the origins of knighthood and chivalry, and looks at chivalric rituals and literature.
"Synopsis" by , Chivalry--with its pageants, heraldry, and knights in shining armor--was a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of Knighthood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility.
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