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The History Of Chivalry And Armour

Author : F. Kottenkamp
ISBN : 9780486137414
Genre : History
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An incomparable study of the origins, codes, practices, and weaponry of knighthood. Engravings detailing pikes, crossbows, swords, daggers, siege towers, armor, and more have been reproduced from a rare 19th-century masterpiece.
Category: History

The History Of Chivalry And Armor

Author : Franz Kottenkamp
ISBN : UOM:49015002321546
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the feudal system, explains the concept of chivalry, and shows medieval armor and weapons
Category: Social Science

Little Wars And Floor Games

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9780486801865
Genre : Games & Activities
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Ironically enough, one of the twentieth century's leading pacifists wrote Little Wars, a book that has entertained and enlightened war buffs for the past hundred years. H. G. Wells, the great science-fiction pioneer, turned his attention from tales of time travel and alien invasions to write the first classic book of war games. His simulations of past battles and hypothetical future clashes allow readers to test their tactical and strategic skills and attempt to rewrite history. The companion piece, Floor Games, offers a more lighthearted look at war games. Based on the playful battles Wells waged with his sons, the narrative describes how creative play with miniature figures can transform an ordinary room into a magical world. The book has since been hailed as an inspiration for the development of a nonverbal psychotherapeutic method employed in the treatment of adults and children. Both Little Wars and Floor Games feature winsome illustrations by J. R. Sinclair that enhance their antique charm.
Category: Games & Activities

Chivalry The Perfect Prince

Author : Braden K. Frieder
ISBN : 193111269X
Genre : History
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Chivalry and the Perfect Prince is a survey of the ceremonial armor crafted for the Spanish Habsburg monarchs of the sixteenth century. It examines notable tournaments and pageantry held at the courts of Charles V and Philip II, and the artworks associated with them. Braden Frieder guides the reader through these tournaments, jousting, and other knightly exercises as part of a larger aristocratic culture that included arms and armor, paintings, tapestries, medals, and sculptures with chivalric themes. Frieder presents Habsburg tournaments in their proper historical context as an extension of imperial politics, drawing comparisons with popular chivalric literature of the period. Frieder's study utilizes extensive primary source material and contemporary documents, many appearing for the first time in English. Included in this book are eighty-one illustrations of fine art and armor from the sixteenth century, the crescendo of the armorer's art in Europe. For the first time in print, these artworks are treated collectively, as integral parts of aristocratic life and culture during the Renaissance.
Category: History

The History Of Chivalry

Author : George Payne Rainsford James
ISBN : NYPL:33433082459953
Genre : Chivalry
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Category: Chivalry

The History Of Chivalry

Author : George Payne Rainsford James
ISBN : 9781465597571
Genre : Chivalry
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In writing the pages which follow this Preface, I have had to encounter the difficulty of compressing very extensive matter into an extremely limited space. As the subject was, in my eyes, a very interesting one, and every particular connected with it had often been food for thought and object of entertainment to myself, the task of curtailing was the more ungrateful: nor should I have undertaken it, had I not been convinced by my publisher that one volume would be as much as the public in general would be inclined to read. I wished to write upon Chivalry and the Crusades, because I fancied that in the hypotheses of many other authors I had discovered various errors and misstatements, which gave a false impression of both the institution and the enterprise; and I have endeavoured, in putting forth my own view of the subject, to advance no one point, however minute, which cannot be justified by indisputable authority. A favourite theory is too often, in historical writing like the bed of the ancient Greek; and facts are either stretched or lopped away to agree with it: but to ensure as much accuracy as possible, I have taken pains to mark in the margin of the pages the different writers on whose assertions my own statements are founded, with a corresponding figure, by which each particular may be referred to its authority. In regard to these authors themselves, it seems necessary here to give some information, that those persons who are inclined to inquire beyond the mere surface may know what credit is to be attached to each. On the first crusade we have a whole host of contemporary writers, many of whom were present at the events they describe. Besides these are several others, who, though they wrote at an after-period, took infinite pains to render their account as correct as possible. The authors I have principally cited for all the earlier facts of the Holy War are, William of Tyre, Albert of Aix, Fulcher of Chartres, Raimond of Agiles, Guibert of Nogent, Radulph of Ca‘n, and Robert, surnamed the Monk.
Category: Chivalry

Social History Of Chivalry

Author : F_CORNISH
ISBN : 9781136199578
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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History Of Chivalry

Author : Mills
ISBN : 9781136200076
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author : Constance Brittain Bouchard
ISBN : PSU:000067219933
Genre : History
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Looks at the origins of knights and chivalry, describes the everyday life of knights, presents information on knights throughout history, and covers the cultural legacy of knights.
Category: History

The Archaeology Of Weapons

Author : R. Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 0486292886
Genre : History
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British arthority on medieval weapons surveys European arms and armor from the Bronze Age to the time of triumph of gunpowder.
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The Short And Bloody History Of Knights

Author : John Farman
ISBN : 9781448121144
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Generally regarded as a gentlemanly profession, after extensive research John Farman has discovered the terrible truth about the life of your average Knight. To start with there's the uniform. A suit of armour not only cost the earth in medieval times but it probably weighed more than a small planet when you put it on. Best not to mention the chain-mail underwear that was considered the height of fashion at the time. There was danger involved in everything a Knight was asked to do. Saving maidens was no mean feat (sometimes they didn't want to be saved!) and jousting might have made a nice day out for all those bored princesses and peasants but lances were pretty lethal, especially if you can't see where you're going in your visor. And I haven't even begun to tell you the real truth about dragons
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction