Tournaments

Tournaments: Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, General European History
Paperback Published on: 26/06/2000
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Synopsis

The first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grand public spectacle.Will appeal to a wide audience. It is beautifully presented...the illustrations add further glory to a thorough historical analysis which is based on extensive research in Europe-wide sources... particularly useful in bringing toour attention lesser-known materials from the Iberian peninsula. The level of discussion, range and thoroughness of treatment and excellence of annotation make this a useful reference work for the academic historian too: it is hard to find any aspect of tournaments that is not covered.HISTORYThe first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grand public spectacle.

  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780851157818
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 1g
  • Dimensions: 304 x 216 mm

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