ABSTRACT

This volume, intended for the general reader, throws a great deal of light on that very characteristic feature of the Middle Ages, the institution of Chivalry. The first chapter deals with the place of chivalry in history, describing its effects and influences. Subsequent chapters address the earliest beginnings of chivalry and its manifestations in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, etc. Among other subjects dealt with are the Courtesy books, the romances of Chivalry, and the Chivalric ideal. The book is an excellent introduction to a field that has been greatly neglected in recent years.

This edition first published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

chapter I|18 pages

INTRODUCTORY

chapter II|18 pages

KNIGHTHOOD

chapter IV|20 pages

WAR

chapter V|29 pages

TOURNAMENTS

chapter VI|45 pages

ASSAULT OF A CASTLE BY SEA

chapter VII|31 pages

HERALDRY

chapter VIII|17 pages

CEREMONY

chapter IX|41 pages

LITERATURE

chapter X|36 pages

THE MILITARY ORDERS

chapter XI|16 pages

INTERNATIONAL

chapter XII|30 pages

POSITION OF WOMEN

chapter XIII|12 pages

RELIGION

chapter XIV|6 pages

PEOPLE

chapter XV|20 pages

DECLINE

chapter XVI|26 pages

MERITS AND FAULTS