Chivalry in the Renaissance

Chivalry in the Renaissance

Edited by Sydney Anglo

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Changes in chivalric institutions, ideas and ideals between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, and studies of Renaissance attitudes towards such chivalric matters.
The transmutation of the medieval knight into Renaissance courtier or gentleman is one of the central problems for the student of chivalry in the Renaissance. The knight as a fighter and protector is replaced by a figure whose activities are mainly restricted to court spectacles and masques, it is in perceiving the shift of emphasis in the intervening centuries that the challenge to students of chivalry lies. These fourteen essays, originating from a conference arranged by the Society for Renaissance Studies in 1988, examine changes in chivalric institutions, ideas and ideals between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the ways in which the Renaissance regarded such chivalric matters.

Details

September 1990
49 black and white illustrations
310 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851152646
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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(This) short notice ...cannot do justice to the fine points and the originality of the contributions brought together in this stimulating collection. Together they make a major contribution to the history of `mentality' in the early modern period. HISTORY (MAURICE KEEN)The themes of the thirteen contributions are the changes in chivalric institutions and culture between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries—an interesting and thought-provoking collection. EHR