A Companion to Chivalry (Paperback)

A Companion to Chivalry By Robert W. Jones (Editor), Peter Coss (Editor), Robert W. Jones (Contribution by) Cover Image

A Companion to Chivalry (Paperback)

By Robert W. Jones (Editor), Peter Coss (Editor), Robert W. Jones (Contribution by)


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A comprehensive study of every aspect of chivalry and chivalric culture.

Chivalry lay at the heart of elite society in the Middle Ages, but it is a nebulous concept which defies an easy definition. More than just a code of ethical behaviour, it shaped literary tastes, art and manners, as well as social hierarchies, political events and religious practices; its impact is everywhere.
This work aims to provide an accessible and holistic survey of the subject. Its chapters, by leading experts in the field, cover a wide range of areas: the tournament, arms and armour, the chivalric society's organisation in peace and war, its literature and its landscape. They also consider the gendered nature of chivalry, its propensity for violence, and its post-medieval decline and reinvention in the early modern and modern periods. It will be invaluable to the student and the scholar of chivalry alike.

ROBERT W. JONES is a Visiting Scholar in History, Franklin and Marshall College; PETER COSS is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Cardiff University

Contributors: Richard Barber, Joanna Bellis, Matthew Bennett, Sam Claussen, Peter Coss, Oliver Creighton, David Green, Robert W. Jones, Megan G. Leitch, Ralph Moffat, Helen J. Nicholson, Clare Simmons, David Simpkin, Peter Sposato, Louise J. Wilkinson, Matthew Woodcock.
Product Details ISBN: 9781837650071
ISBN-10: 1837650071
Publisher: Boydell Press
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 348
Language: English