Chivalry

ISBN-10: 0300107676
ISBN-13: 9780300107678
Edition: 2005
Authors: Maurice Keen
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Description: Keen examines the significance of chivalry as a secular social ideal in c.1100-c.1500, & finds that historians exaggerated chivalry's early Christian dedication & its later secular decadence, & it may be better described as an ethos in which  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Keen examines the significance of chivalry as a secular social ideal in c.1100-c.1500, & finds that historians exaggerated chivalry's early Christian dedication & its later secular decadence, & it may be better described as an ethos in which martial, aristocratic & Christian elements were fused together.

Introduction : the idea of chivalry
The secular origins of chivalry
Chivalry, the church and the crusade
The ceremony of dubbing to knighthood
The rise of the tournament
The historical mythology of chivalry
Heraldry and heralds
The idea of nobility
Arms, nobility and honour
The secular orders of chivalry
Pageantry, tournies and solemn vows
Chivalry and war
Conclusion

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