Knight

Knight

The Warrior and World of Chivalry

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From a life-long student of the medieval long sword and medieval history comes a comprehensive overview of the Age of the Knights. Jones shows that behind the popular image of the knight in shining armor lies a world that is both more complex and more fascinating. Were knights glory-seeking, bloodthirsty thugs that lay ravage to the Holy Land or simple Christians serving their king? Jones explores the myths and controversies behind their battle-effectiveness and chivalric code. He also examines knighthood as a "career path" and investigates the role of the knight in law and justice. Lavishly illustrated and drawing on rare first-hand accounts, this book reveals the world of the knight in all its tarnished glory.
Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, NY : Osprey, 2011.
ISBN: 9781849083126
1849083126
Branch Call Number: 394.7 J724
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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