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Chivalry (Yale Nota Bene)

 
 
 
 
Chivalry (Yale Nota Bene)
Author: Maurice Keen
ISBN 13: 9780300107678
ISBN 10: 300107676
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2005-02-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $20.00
 
 

Chivalry—with its pageants, heraldry, and knights in shining armor—was a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of knighthood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility.