The Sword in the Age of Chivalry

A comprehensive history and typology of the European knightly sword from c.1050 to c.1550, that draws on evidence from literature and art as well as from archaeology.

The Sword in the Age of Chivalry

Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851157153

Page: 146

View: 255

A comprehensive history and typology of the European knightly sword from c.1050 to c.1550, that draws on evidence from literature and art as well as from archaeology.

Age of Chivalry

A collection of essays on the artefacts of the chivalric age, the nature of the society in which they were produced, the patrons who commissioned them and the secular and religious ideals that inspired them.

Age of Chivalry

Author: Nigel Saul

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312081157

Page: 144

View: 767

A collection of essays on the artefacts of the chivalric age, the nature of the society in which they were produced, the patrons who commissioned them and the secular and religious ideals that inspired them.

The Age of Chivalry

Discusses the different levels in society of 13thand 14th-century England, and the changes in social structure, politics, education, art, and architecture that were about to occur

The Age of Chivalry

Author: Sylvia Wright

Publisher: Warwick

ISBN: 9780531190449

Page: 40

View: 293

Discusses the different levels in society of 13thand 14th-century England, and the changes in social structure, politics, education, art, and architecture that were about to occur

The Age of Chivalry

But it was also an epoch characterised by brutal military adventure in the launching of armed pilgrimages to liberate Jerusalem from Muslim control, of the brutal dynastic conflict of the Hundred Years' War and of the devastating pandemic ...

The Age of Chivalry

Author: Hywel Williams

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 1743347375

Page: 224

View: 635

The five hundred years that separate the mid-tenth century from the mid-15th century constitute a critical and formative period in the history of Europe.This was the age of the system of legal and military obligation known as "feudalism", and of the birth and consolidation of powerful kingdoms in England, France and Spain; it was an era of urbanization and the expansion of trade, of the building of the great Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, of courtly romance and the art of the troubadour, and of the founding of celebrated seats of learning in Paris, Oxford and Bologna. But it was also an epoch characterised by brutal military adventure in the launching of armed pilgrimages to liberate Jerusalem from Muslim control, of the brutal dynastic conflict of the Hundred Years' War and of the devastating pandemic of the Black Death.In a sequence of scholarly but accessible articles – accompanied by an array of beautiful and authentic images of the era, plus timelines, maps, boxed features and display quotes – distinguished historian Hywel Williams sheds revelatory light on every aspect of a rich and complex period of European history.

Medieval Britain

A tableau of medieval life put together using evidence of art and architecture. Sections on urban, rural and court society, the art and traditions of the Church and the role of women.

Medieval Britain

Author: Lloyd Robert Laing

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9780713650723

Page: 224

View: 680

A reconstruction of an intricate tableau of life in the medieval world, using existing evidence of art and architecture to explore all spheres of life, from the dizzy heights of courtly love to the fields of the humble serf. With major sections on urban, rural and court society, the art and tradition of the church, including detail on leisure, science and new information on the role of women, this book brings to life the imagination, ambitions and everyday realities of the world which formed the foundations of modern western society.

Stories of Romance from the Age of Chivalry

A collection of folk tales, fables, Arthurian romances, tales of chivalry, and other tales reflecting the life and thought of the Middle Ages.

Stories of Romance from the Age of Chivalry

Author: Frederick Joseph Harvey Darton

Publisher: Arlington House Pub

ISBN: 9780517447345

Page: 423

View: 252

A collection of folk tales, fables, Arthurian romances, tales of chivalry, and other tales reflecting the life and thought of the Middle Ages.

The Illustrated History of Knights and the Golden Age of Chivalry

This is the perfect reference book for all students of medieval history: the world of the knights is brought to life and placed in context with an expert, deeply-researched and accessible text and over 500 fine art images that richly ...

The Illustrated History of Knights and the Golden Age of Chivalry

Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754818557

Page: 256

View: 728

Covers every aspect of the knight's life: their noble status, training, horsemanship, military exploits, romantic adventures, quests and crusades, and their epic rise and fall in feudal Europe and beyond.

The Glorious Age of Chivalry

Illustrated with over 200 beautiful colour paintings of knights in battle, at the tournament and from the pages of the medieval songs and works of literature that made them into heroes, this book brings to life the golden age of chivalry.

The Glorious Age of Chivalry

Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844769742

Page: 128

View: 253

The Christian church and the brotherhood of knights were the two main institutions of the Middle Ages, and just as the Church laid down laws and rules to govern the life of its followers, the code of chivalry instructed knights on how to behave on the battlefield, at court and in love. Throughout the medieval period, and indeed ever since, it is the chivalric code that epitomizes the glory of knighthood. This evocative book examines the historical brotherhood of knights, how they were governed by their feudal lord, and the ideal of the chivalric code. Knights themselves drew inspiration from the portrayals of knighthood in contemporary literature - in heroic chansons de geste, poems of courtly love and prose, and verse romances that told of knights' great deeds in war and love. Together, the chivalric code and the art of the time embodied a vision of how knights should and could behave. The greatest figures of this mythology of knighthood are described within these pages, from the knightly heroes of the Biblical and classical worlds, to the golden age of medieval chivalry, and the enduring tales of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. There is also a discussion of how the knights of history lived up to these ideals, and how many became legendary figures themselves, whether saintly or outlaw. Illustrated with over 200 beautiful colour paintings of knights in battle, at the tournament and from the pages of the medieval songs and works of literature that made them into heroes, this book brings to life the golden age of chivalry.

The Age of Chivalry

In this work, Professor Wood argues that the medieval period, often thought of as little more than a thousand years of barbarism and superstition separating the grandeur of Rome from the glories of the Renaissance, was actually a time of ...

The Age of Chivalry

Author: Charles Tuttle Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781842122846

Page: 176

View: 616

In this work, Professor Wood argues that the medieval period, often thought of as little more than a thousand years of barbarism and superstition separating the grandeur of Rome from the glories of the Renaissance, was actually a time of exuberant vitality whose manners and morals did much to shape the outlook of the modern world. The age of chivalry flourished between 1000 and 1450, but in order to set the period in perspective Charles Wood begins with the fall of Rome. He discusses the peasants and the life conditions of an age in which few lived to maturity; the aristocracy before and after they were civilized by knightly ideas, and the nature of the feudal ties among the lords which formed the basis of social organization; the changes that took place in the church; the agricultural revolution; the rise of the towns, the ideal of chivalry, courtly love and the crusading spirit. This is the story of life in the Middle Ages with all its violent contrasts.

The Age of Chivalry

This march was composed to reflect the bravery, nobility, and honor of the knights of the medieval times.

The Age of Chivalry

Author: Ryan Meeboer

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781554738946

Page: 32

View: 333

This march was composed to reflect the bravery, nobility, and honour of the knights of the medieval times. The piece is meant to be strong from start to finish, with some short contrasting sections to allow the band to demonstrate its capabilities.

The Age of Chivalry

These three volumes illustrate in detail armor, weapons and warfare tactics from the eighth century to the end of the Renaissance.

The Age of Chivalry

Author: Liliane Funcken

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130463180

Page: 109

View: 486

These three volumes illustrate in detail armor, weapons and warfare tactics from the eighth century to the end of the Renaissance. The text, recounting stories about events and personalities of the period, brings alive this fascinating era of military history.--From publisher description.