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Medieval Knighthood IV : Papers from the fifth Strawberry Hill Conference, 1990 - Christopher Harper-Bill

Medieval Knighthood IV

Papers from the fifth Strawberry Hill Conference, 1990

By: Christopher Harper-Bill (Editor), Ruth Harvey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd December 1992
ISBN: 9780851153193
Number Of Pages: 270

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These eight papers from the Strawberry Hill Conference cover a wide area, 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 of Aquitaine, holy war, and loyalty. Concentration on rationalism and free will in the writings of the cultural circle which revolved around Sir John Fastolf is identified as an important element in the development of the English Renaissance.Professor CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL teaches in the Department of History, University of East Anglia; Dr RUTH HARVEY is lecturer in French, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.Contributors: ADRIAN AILES, JEFFREY ASHCROFT, CHARLES COULSON, JONATHAN HUGHES, JANE MARTINDALE, PETER NOBLE, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, ANN WILLIAMS

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`Cumulatively [the volumes] are of increasing value as repositories of scholarship on the multi-dimensional subject of knighthood ... highly informative and useful.' ALBION

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Knight, Heraldry and Armour: the Role of Recognition and the Origins of Heraldryp. 1
'si Waren Aines Muotes': Unanimity in Konrad's Rolandshed and Otto's and Rahewin's Gesta Fredericip. 23
Some Analysis of the Castle of Bodiam, East Sussexp. 51
Addendum, September 1992p. 107
Stephen Scrope and the Circle of Sir John Fastolf: Moral and Intellectual Outlooksp. 109
Peace and War in Early Eleventh-Century Aquitainep. 147
Perversion of an Idealp. 177
Arms and the Men: War, Loyalty and Lordship in Jordan Fantosme's Chroniclep. 187
A Bell-House and a Burh-Geat: Lordly Residences in England Before the Norman Conquestp. 221
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ISBN: 9780851153193
ISBN-10: 0851153194
Series: Medieval Knighthood : Book 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 3rd December 1992
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.56