Tournaments - Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages

Author(s): Richard Barber; Juliet Barker

World History

"Will appeal to a wide audience. It is beautifully presented...the illustrations add further glory to a thorough historical analysis which is based on extensive research in Europe-wide sources... particularly useful in bringing to our attention lesser-known materials from the Iberian peninsula. The level of discussion, range and thoroughness of treatment and excellence of annotation make this a useful reference work for the academic historian too: it is hard to find any aspect of tournaments that is not covered."HISTORY

The first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grand public spectacle.


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General Fields

  • : 9780851154701
  • : Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
  • : June 1989
  • : ---length:- '30'width:- '22'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Barber; Juliet Barker
  • : Hardback with dust jacket
  • : 394/.7
  • : 240