Medieval Knighthood V

Medieval Knighthood V

Papers from the sixth Strawberry Hill Conference, 1994

Edited by Stephen Church, Ruth Harvey

Hardback
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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

"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 of the 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 on the 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

Details

November 1995
27 black and white illustrations
282 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Knighthood
ISBN: 9780851156286
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

`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 W 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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