Titolo: Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in ...
Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Craig Taylor examines French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the Hundred Years War. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1107042216
Riassunto: 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 Mézières, 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.
Descrizione del libro: This is the first comprehensive study of the unprecedented range of writings on warfare and knighthood produced in France during the Hundred Years War. Craig Taylor sets the debates in context, challenging modern, romantic assumptions about chivalry and investigating the complexities of cultural representations and expectations of aristocratic warriors.
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