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The Ideals and practice of medieval knighthood - Christopher Harper-Bill

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Title
The Ideals and practice of medieval knighthood - papers from the first and second Strawberry Hill Conferences
Author
Christopher Harper-Bill
format
Hardback
Publisher
The Boydell Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19860424

The Strawberry Hill conferences on medieval knighthood, from which these volumes spring, aim to bring together historians and literary scholars whose interests focus on medieval chivalry, to bridge the gulf between the two areas of specialisation and explore matters of common interest.
Eight papers cover a wide area, both territorially and chronologically,but common themes emerge. One group of essays deals with the embellishments of lordship, both architectural and heraldic, studying residences and also developments in armour. A second group concerns ideals which
motivated the aristocracy of western Europe, from the late 10th to the 15th centuries: romances, the Peace movement ofAquitaine, holy war, and loyalty; concentration on rationalism and free will in thewritings of the cultural circle which revolved around Sir John Fastolfis identified as an important element in the development of the EnglishRenaissance. Professor CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL teaches in the Department of History, University of East Anglia; Dr RUTH HARVEY is lecturer in French at Royal Holloway, University of London. Contributors: ADRIAN AILES, JEFFREY ASHCROFT, CHARLES COULSON,JONATHAN HUGHES, JANE MARTINDALE, PETER NOBLE, MATTHEW STRICKLAND,ANN WILLIAMS.

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Since their inception in 1985, the Strawberry Hill conferences have performed an invaluable service in bringing together scholars working on the history and culture of medieval knighthood.
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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Chivalry.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
192

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