Medieval Knighthood IV

Medieval Knighthood IV

Papers from the fifth Strawberry Hill Conference, 1990

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill, Ruth Harvey

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Latest research on the chivalric ethos of western Europe 10c-15c. from the practical (houses, armour), to the intellectual (concept of holy war, loyalty, etc.)
These eight papers from the Strawberry Hill Conference cover a wide area, but common themes emerge. One group of essays deals with the embellishments of lordship, both architectural and heraldic, studying residences and also developments in armour. A second group concerns ideals which motivated the aristocracy of western Europe, from the late 10th to the 15th centuries: romances, the Peace movement of Aquitaine, holy war, and loyalty. Concentration on rationalism and free will in the writings of the cultural circle which revolved around Sir John Fastolf is identified as an important element in the development of the English Renaissance.

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

Contributors: ADRIAN AILES, JEFFREY ASHCROFT, CHARLES COULSON, JONATHAN HUGHES, JANE MARTINDALE, PETER NOBLE, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, ANN WILLIAMS

Details

December 1992
18 black and white, 4 line illustrations
270 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Knighthood
ISBN: 9780851153193
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Knight, Heraldry and Armour: The Role of Recognition and the Origins of Heraldry - Adrian Ailes
'Si waren aines muotes': Unanimity in Konrad's Rolandslied and Otto's and Rahewin's Gesta Frederici - Jeffrey Ashcroft
Some analysis of the Castle of Bodiam, East Sussex - Charles Coulson
Stephen Scrope and the Circle of Sir John Fastolf: Moral and Intellectual Outlooks - Jonathan Hughes
Peace and War in Early Eleventh-Century Aquitaine - Jane P. Martindale
Perversion of an Ideal - Peter S Noble
Arms and the Men: War, Loyalty and Lordship in Jordan Fantosme's Chronicle - Matthew J Strickland
A Bell-house and a Burh-geat: Lordly Residences in England before the Norman Conquest - Ann Williams

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