Knights

Knights

In History and Legend

Book - 2012
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Written by an international team of historians and scholars with specialized knowledge of the medieval era and illustrated with sumptuous images ranging from manuscript illuminations and PreRaphaelite paintings to photographs of authentic armor, swords, and castles, plus maps and a timeline, this book is at once a detailed history of knights and a chronicle of their cultural creations and legacy.

This vividly written and lavishly illustrated large hardcover reference volume describes the origins of knighthood, the training and lifestyles of knights, and the vital role these warriors played in medieval military campaigns. It also explains heraldry and the various military and honorific orders of knighthood, and examines the portrayal of knights and literature and art.

Publisher: New York : Chartwell Books, Inc., 2012.
ISBN: 9780785829546
0785829547
Characteristics: 304 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.

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