Tournaments

June 2000
42 colour, 102 black and white illustrations
240 pages
30.4x21.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851157818
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC HBW, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, HIS027000, ART015070

Tournaments

Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages

Richard Barber, Juliet Barker

Paperback
9780851157818
$25.95
The first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grand public spectacle.
"Will appeal to a wide audience. It is beautifully presented...the illustrations add further glory to a thorough historical analysis which is based on extensive research in Europe-wide sources... particularly useful in bringing to our attention lesser-known materials from the Iberian peninsula. The level of discussion, range and thoroughness of treatment and excellence of annotation make this a useful reference work for the academic historian too: it is hard to find any aspect of tournaments that is not covered."HISTORY

The first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grand public spectacle.

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