Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France During the Hundred Years War (BOK)

Craig Taylor

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Craig Taylor's study examines the wide-ranging French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the period of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Faced by stunning military disasters and the collapse of public order, writers and intellectuals carefully scrutinized the martial qualities expected of knights and soldiers. They questioned when knights and men-at-arms could legitimately resort to violence, the true nature of courage, the importance of mercy, and the role of books and scholarly learning in the very practical world of military men. Contributors to these discussions included some of the most famous French medieval writers, led by Jean Froissart, Geoffroi de Charny, Philippe de Mezieres, Honorat Bovet, Christine de Pizan, Alain Chartier and Antoine de La Sale. This interdisciplinary study sets their discussions in context, challenging modern, romantic assumptions about chivalry and investigating the historical reality of debates about knighthood and warfare in late medieval France.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Craig Taylor
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107042216
Antall sider 358 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 680 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Medieval history