The Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood I

The Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood I

Papers from the First and Second Strawberry Hill Conferences

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill, Ruth Harvey

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Overview

Overview

Latest research on the chivalric ethos of western Europe,10c-15c, from the practical (houses, armour) to the intellectual (conceptof holy war, loyalty, etc.).
The Strawberry Hill conferences on medieval knighthood, from which these volumes spring, aim to bring together historians and literary scholars whose interests focus on medieval chivalry, to bridge the gulf between the two areas of specialisation and explore matters of common interest. Eight papers cover a wide area, both territorially and chronologically,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 thewritings of the cultural circle which revolved around Sir John Fastolfis identified as an important element in the development of the EnglishRenaissance.

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

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

Details

April 1986
16 black and white illustrations
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Ideals and Practice of Knighthood
ISBN: 9780851154428
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Preface: The Strawberry Hill Conferences
Introduction
The Status of the Squire: the Northern Evidence - Matthew Bennett
The Game of Chess: An Aspect of Medieval Knightly Culture - Richard G Eales
Anglo-Norman Knightly Burials - Brian Golding
The Tournament and Chivalry in German Tournament Books of the Sixteenth Century and in the Literary Works of Emperor Maximilian IMaximilian I - William Henry Jackson
Gadifer de La Salle: A Late Medieval Knight Errant - Maurice H Keen
Knights and Knighthood in Germany in the Central Middle Ages - Richard Mortimer
Knights and Burgesses in the Feudal Epic - Peter S Noble
The Ideal Knight as presented in some French Narrative Poems, c. 1090-c. 1240: An Outline Sketch - Sally North
The Occitan Squire in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries - Linda Paterson
The Knight, his Arms and Armour in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries - Ian Peirce ***
The Prince Answers Back: 'Les Enseignemens de Théodore Paliologue' - D J A Ross

Reviews

Since their inception in 1985, the Strawberry Hill conferences have performed an invaluable service in bringing together scholars working on the history and culture of medieval knighthood. EHR

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