The Knight in History / Edition 1

The Knight in History / Edition 1

by Frances Gies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0060914130

ISBN-13: 9780060914134

Pub. Date: 07/28/2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knight

Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, by acclaimed medievalist

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A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knight

Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, by acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a remarkable true picture of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest appearance as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the European stage, and his transformation into Western culture’s most iconic hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060914134
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
845,920
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.68(d)

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