In History and in Legend

Book - 2009
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The most comprehensive book on knights and knighthood available.

The word "knight" conjures up images of gallant men in gleaming armor astride noble steeds, searching for foes to fight and fair maidens to rescue. In Knights the reality of knighthood is detailed, warts and all. This handsome reference tells the true story of these mounted warriors, who evolved from simple soldiers on horseback to defenders of the faith during the Crusades.

Written by a team of historians with specialized knowledge of the medieval period, this beautifully illustrated reference includes:

A timeline of knight history from its origins The ethos and ideals of knighthood Becoming a knight and the everyday life of a knight Knights in premedieval times The rise and fall of Charlemagne's empire Knights among the Normans and the Saxons The Crusades The decline of knighthood The role of literature and movies in the mythology of knights And much more.

Hundreds of beautiful color photographs, artworks and maps add to this fascinating history of knights and knighthood.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781554074808
Characteristics: 304 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bouchard, Constance Brittain


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