Medieval Knighthood V
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282 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

27 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Medieval Knighthood

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval Knighthood V

Papers from the sixth Strawberry Hill Conference, 1994

Edited by Stephen D Church and Ruth Harvey

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Cumulatively [the volumes] are of increasing value as repositories of scholarship on the multi-dimensional subject of knighthood ... highly informative and useful. ALBION
Studies treating a wide variety of aspects of knighthood. Topics include the way in which the word "knight" has been used, studying the terminology and ritual concerned with "making a knight"; the circumstances and implications ofthe knighting of the social elite of England between 1066 and 1272; the difficulties of distinguishing between knight and clerk, as exemplified by Abelard's multi-faceted image; the debt which Geoffrey de Charny's treatise on chivalry owes to the ideas and ideals of knighthood in Arthurian prose romances; and the linguistic competence of the twelfth-century knightly classes as courtly audience of troubadour song. There are also important contributions onthe warhorse; and on the fortifications of fourteenth-century English towns, arguing that they were more the expression of bourgeois aspirations than a response to serious military threat.

Professor STEPHEN CHURCH teaches in the Department of History, University of East Anglia; Dr RUTH HARVEY is lecturer in French, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.

Contributors: RICHARD BARBER, MATTHEW BENNETT, JONATHAN BOULTON, MICHAEL CLANCHY, CHARLES COULSON, RUTH HARVEY, ELSPETH KENNEDY, AD PUTTER
`The Medieval Warhorse Reconsidered'. -
`Geoffroi de Charny's `Livre de Chevalerie' and the Knights of the Round Table - Sylvia Huot (Editor)
When is a knight not a knight? - Richard Barber
The medieval warhorse reconsidered - Matthew Bennett
Classic kighthood as nobiliary dignity: the knighting of counts and kings' sons in England, 1066-1272 - Jonathan Boulton
Abelard: knight (Miles), courtier (Palatinus) and man of war (Vir Bellator)'. - Michael Clanchy
Battlements and the bourgeoisie: municipal status and the apparatus of urban defence in later-medieval England'. - Charles Coulson
Languages, lyrics and the knightly classes - Ruth Harvey
Geoffroi de Charny's Livre de Chevalerie and the knights of the round table - Elspeth M Kennedy ***
Knights and clerics at the court of champagne: Chretien de Troyes's romances in context - Ad Putter

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9780851156286

November 1995

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Title Details

282 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

27 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Medieval Knighthood

Imprint: Boydell Press