Knights - Historical Fact to Tales of Romance and Poetry

By: Quarto Publishing

Type: Hardcover

Product Line: Historical Books (Quarto Publishing)

Last Stocked on 3/28/2015

Product Info

Title
Knights - Historical Fact to Tales of Romance and Poetry
Publisher
Category
Author
Andrea Hopkins
Publish Year
1990
Pages
192
Dimensions
9x12x.8"
NKG Part #
2147380271
Type
Hardcover

Description

In this attractive, enjoyable survey, Andrea Hopkins examines both the historical reality of medieval knights and the romances that influenced them. Chapters cover the origins of knighthood, the growth of romantic literature and its effect on the noble class, the influence of the Church, the knight at war and peace and his decline and survival. Vivid photos of medieval artwork are supplemented with more recent romantic paintings of chivalric scenes. Highlights include features on Charlemagne and William Marshal, Castles, the Tournament at Chauvency and the life of a Templar Knight. An ideal introduction to the topic that will be appreciated by those with a more serious interest for its handsome presentation.

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