Knights and Warhorses

Author: Andrew Ayton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157399

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6633


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The Horse in Premodern European Culture

Author: Anastasija Ropa,Timothy Dawson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501514016

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 542


This volume provides a unique introduction to the most topical issues, advances, and challenges in medieval horse history. Medievalists who have a long-standing interest in horse history, as well as those seeking to widen their understanding of horses in medieval society will find here informed and comprehensive treatment of chapters from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, legal, economic and military history, urban and rural history, art and literature. The themes range from case studies of saddles and bridles, to hippiatric treatises, to the medieval origins of dressage literary studies. It shows the ubiquitous – and often ambiguous – role of the horse in medieval culture, where it was simultaneously a treasured animal and a means of transport, a military machine and a loyal companion. The contributors, many of whom have practical knowledge of horses, are drawn from established and budding scholars working in their areas of expertise.

Medieval Knighthood V

Author: Stephen Church,S. D. Church,Ruth Harvey

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851156286

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 9519


`Cumulatively (the volumes) are of increasing value as repositories of scholarship on the multi-dimensional subject of knighthood ... highly informative and useful.' ALBION

Journal of Medieval Military History

Author: Clifford J. Rogers,Kelly DeVries,John France

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843839369

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 7527


Highlights "the range and richness of scholarship on medieval warfare, military institutions, and cultures of conflict that characterize the field". History 95 (2010)

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Author: Richard W. Kaeuper

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199244588

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 3723


This original and authoritative text reveals how chivalry was part of the problem of violence in medieval Europe, not merely its solution. The ideal was to internalize restraint in knights, but a close reading of chivalric literature shows chivalry also praised heroic violence by knights. This fascinating book lays bare the conflicts and paradoxes surrounding the concept of chivalry in medieval Europe.

The Medieval Knight

Author: Christopher Gravett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472843592

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1971


The 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture, and images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction. But what was the medieval knight truly like? In this fascinating title, former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Christopher Gravett describes how knights evolved over three centuries of English and European history, the wars they fought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, the weapons they fought with, the armour and clothing they wore and their fascinating code and mythology of chivalry. The text is richly illustrated with images ranging from manuscript illustrations to modern artwork reconstructions and many photographs of historic artefacts and sites.

English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages

Author: Nigel Saul

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191550728

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1769


English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages offers a comprehensive survey of English church monuments from the pre-Conquest period to the early sixteenth century. Ground-breaking in its treatment of the subject in an historical context, it explores medieval monuments both in terms of their social meaning and the role that they played in the religious strategies of the commemorated. Attention is given to the production of monuments, the pattern of their geographical distribution, the evolution of monument types, and the role of design in communicating the monument's message. A major theme is the self-representation of the commemorated as reflected in the main classes of effigy-those of the clergy, the knights and esquires, and the lesser landowner or burgess class, while the effigial monuments of women are examined from the perspective of the construction of gender. While seeking to use monuments as windows onto the experiences and lives of the commemorated, it also exploits documentary sources to show what they can tell us about the influences that helped shape the monuments. An innovative chapter looks at the construction of identity in inscriptions, showing how the liturgical role of the monument limited the opportunities for expressions of self. Nigel Saul seeks to place monuments at the very centre of medieval studies, highlighting their importance not only for the history of sculpture and design, but also for social and religious history more generally.

Scotland's Second War of Independence, 1332-1357

Author: Iain A. MacInnes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783271442

Category: Civil war

Page: 275

View: 2493


Full-length study of the warfare between England and Scotland in the mid fourteenth century.

The English in the Twelfth Century

Author: John Gillingham

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851157320

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 5299


Defining essays on questions of newly-emerging English nationalism and the political importance of chivalric values and knightly obligations, as perceived by contemporary historians.

Echoing Hooves: Studies on Horses and Their Effects on Medieval Societies

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004466509

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 8910


The horse was the essential animal for the medieval world: means of transport, a vehicle of social status and a cherished companion. This volume explores the ways in which horses shaped medieval societies.