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From a life-long student of the medieval long sword and medieval history comes a comprehensive overview of the Age of the Knights. Jones shows that behind the popular image of the knight in shining armor lies a world that is both more complex and more fascinating. Were knights glory-seeking, bloodthirsty thugs that lay ravage to the Holy Land or simple Christians serving their king? Jones explores the myths and controversies behind their battle-effectiveness and chivalric code. He also examines knighthood as a "career path" and investigates the role of the knight in law and justice. Lavishly illustrated and drawing on rare first-hand accounts, this book reveals the world of the knight in all its tarnished glory.

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Robert Jones is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, and a part-time lecturer in medieval history at Cardiff University. His book Brazen Armour and Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield was published by Boydell & Brewer in 2010. He has also written various papers for academic journals  including the Journal for Medieval Military History. A military historian and wargamer of over 20 years, with interests  in all periods from ancient through to modern, he specialises in the medieval  period. A long-time member of the Sealed Knot English Civil Wars re-enactment society, he is also a student of the medieval longsword and 16th-century rapier as a Western martial art, studying with the Messengers group based in Swindon.

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Jones, Robert
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Military - General
Military-General History
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45 MONO; 50 COL
9.85 x 7.84 x 0.98 in 2.32 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Ancient and Medieval
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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