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The History of Chivalry and Armour: With 60 Full-Color Plates

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From his earliest years and throughout his training as squire, a young knight was rigorously instructed in the use of arms. Competing in tournaments honed the skills of knights and squires alike, and provided a keen development of military prowess beyond the dangers of the battlefield. As improvements in defensive armour and weaponry were made, the elaborate decoration of arms also flourished. The trials and jousts of the tournament became more than just a stage for combat as the weaponry itself evolved into a stunning art form. 

A visual and literary feast, The History of Chivalry and Armour is a study of medieval knights in all their grandeur, fully displaying their instruments of siege, ornaments, and entertainments. Reproduced from a rare nineteenth-century masterpiece, here are the origins, codes, and practices of knighthood, alongside magnificent hand-colored engravings of armour, weapons, and the men who bore them. Enjoy breathtaking shields, helmets, and horse coverings. Revel in meticulously rendered lances, spears, and spiked clubs, as well as incredibly engineered mobile siege towers and muskets. The richly decorated equipment used in warfare and jousting shine brightly in this treasury, accompanied by authentic literature from poets and troubadors of the age.

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A visual and literary feast, Kottenkamp's highly respected work is an incomparable study of the origins, codes, practices, and weaponry of knighthood. The engravings — detailing an astounding array of pikes, crossbows, swords, daggers, siege towers, projecting engines, gilded armor, jousts, and more — have been painstakingly reproduced from a rare 19th-century masterpiece.

Table of Contents

Sketch of the Feudal System

On the Establishment of Chivalry

On Mediaeval Armour

Tournaments

Trials by Single Combat

References to the Authorities and Index

The Plates

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486457420
Author:
Kottenkamp, F
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
F .
Author:
Kottenkamp, F.
Author:
Kottenkamp,
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Europe History 476-1492.
Subject:
Weapons -- History.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 11 in 1.12 pd

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A visual and literary feast, Kottenkamp's highly respected work is an incomparable study of the origins, codes, practices, and weaponry of knighthood. The engravings — detailing an astounding array of pikes, crossbows, swords, daggers, siege towers, projecting engines, gilded armor, jousts, and more — have been painstakingly reproduced from a rare 19th-century masterpiece.
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