Chivalry

Chivalry

by Maurice Keen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300033605

ISBN-13: 9780300033601

Pub. Date: 09/10/1986

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300033601
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/10/1986
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsiv
Acknowledgementsvii
IIntroduction: The Idea of Chivalry1
IIThe Secular Origins of Chivalry18
IIIChivalry, the Church and the Crusade44
IVThe Ceremony of Dubbing to Knighthood64
VThe Rise of the Tournament83
VIThe Historical Mythology of Chivalry102
VIIHeraldry and Heralds125
VIIIThe Idea of Nobility143
IXArms, Nobility and Honour162
XThe Secular Orders of Chivalry179
XIPageantry, Tournies and Solemn Vows200
XIIChivalry and War219
XIIIConclusion238
Abbreviations254
Notes255
Bibliography279
Index289

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