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  • Physical Description: print
    xx, 400 pages, unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimilies (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: London, England : Folio Society, 2010.

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General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Bibliography: pages 363-382.
Summary, etc.: "In this book the author examines the significance of chivalry as a secular social ideal in the period from c. 1100 to c. 1500, and finds that historians have exaggerated both chivalry’s early Christian dedication and its later secular decadence, and that it may be better described as an ethos in which martial, aristocratic and Christian elements were fused together. Keen argues that the attention lavished on externals in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and exemplified in the pageantry of tournaments and the ceremonials of such famous secular orders of chivalry as the Garter and the Golden Fleece, was not just empty show: it was rather an attempt to give expression, in a vivid and evocative manner, to the values and virtues of chivalry."--
Subject: Chivalry
Knights and knighthood -- Europe
Heraldry -- Europe
Civilization, Medieval
Nobility -- Europe -- History

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