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Description - The Knight in History by Frances Gies

A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knightBorn out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, by acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a remarkable true picture of knighthood-exploring the knight's earliest appearance as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the European stage, and his transformation into Western culture's most iconic hero.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060914134
ISBN-10: 0060914130
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 139mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 16-Feb-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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