Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen

Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen

Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen

Edited by Peter Coss, Christopher Tyerman

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Overview

Overview

New essays on chivalry, warfare, and treason and politics in the middle ages.
Chivalric culture, soldiers and soldiering, and treason, politics and the court form the main themes of this volume - as is appropriate in a book which honours the distinguished medievalist Maurice Keen. The essays, all by eminent scholars in the field, cover such topics as nobility and mobility in Anglo-Saxon society; chivalry and courtliness; the crusade and chivalric ideas; chivalry and art; devotional literature; piety and chivalry; military strategy; the victualling of castles; Bertrand du Guesclin; soldiers' wives; military communities in fourteenth-century England; military and administrative service among the fifteenth-century gentry; treason, disinvestiture and the disgracing of arms; and treason in Lancastrian Normandy. Overall, they reflect the range of the honoree's interests, the depth of his scholarship, the international flavour of his work, and his unique contribution to historical scholarship. The volume includes appreciations from a former pupil and colleagues, and ends with a bibliography of his work.

CONTRIBUTORS: LINNIE RAWLINSON, MARTIN CONWAY, SIMON SKINNER, JAMES CAMPBELL, DAVID CROUCH, CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN, CRAIG TAYLOR, ADRIAN AILES, NIGEL SAUL, JEREMY CATTO, ROWENA ARCHER, CHRISTOPHER ALLMAND, MICHAEL PRESTWICH, MICHAEL JONES, ANNE CURRY, ANDREW AYTON, SIMON PAYLING, PETER COSS, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, JULIET BARKER, MALCOLM VALE, GERALD HARRISS, MARY KEEN

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October 2009
15 colour, 4 black and white, 4 line illustrations
408 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843834861
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJ, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Preface - Christopher J Tyerman
Mémoire - Linnie Rawlinson
The Multiple Maurices - Martin Conway and Simon A Skinner
Bibliography: The Writings of Maurice Keen
Introduction - Peter Coss
Aspects of Nobility and Mobility in Anglo-Saxon Society - James Campbell
Chivalry and Courtliness: Colliding Constructs - David Crouch
Court, Crusade and City: The Cultural Milieu of Louis I, duke of Bourbon - Christopher J Tyerman
English Writings on Chivalry and Warfare during the Hundred Years War - Craig D Taylor
Royal Grants of Arms in England before 1484 - Adrian Ailes
Chivalry and Art: The Camoys Family and the Wall Paintings in Trotton Church - Nigel Saul
The Prayers of the Bohuns - Jeremy Catto
Piety, Chivalry and Family: The Cartulary and Psalter of Sir Edmund Rede of Boarstall (d. 1489) - Rowena Archer
A Roman Text on War: The Strategemata of Frontinus in the Middle Ages - Christopher Allmand
The Victualling of Castles - Michael C Prestwich
Bertrand du Guesclin, the Truce of Bruges and Campaigns in Périgord (1376) - Michael C E Jones
Soldiers' Wives in the Hundred Years War - Anne Curry
Armies and Military Communities in Fourteenth-Century England - Andrew Ayton
War and Peace: Military and Administrative Service amongst the English Gentry in the Reign of Henry VI - Simon Payling
Law and Political Culture in Thirteenth-Century England: The Treason Trial of 1225 - Peter Coss
'All Brought to Nought and Thy State Undone': Treason, Disinvestiture and the Disgracing of Arms under Edward II - Matthew J Strickland
The Foe Within: Treason in Lancastrian Normandy - Juliet Barker
Richard duke of York and the Royal Household -
From the Court of Richard II to the Court of Prempeh I: The problem of the 'Asante' ewers - Malcolm Vale

Reviews

Not only succeeds in demonstrating the centrality of Keen's work to the better understanding of later medieval noble society, but also reveals how vigorously it is being sustained. THE RICARDIAN

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