The Most Comprehensive Illustrated Volume on Knights and Knighthood in This Easton Press Deluxe Leather Bound Collector's Edition.
Easton Press. , Norwalk CT. Constance Brittain Bouchard. "KNIGHTS: IN HISTORY & LEGEND". Deluxe leather bound limited edition. Oversized collector's edition. A large coffee table art book. Illustrated. Sealed. Photos of actual item.
Condition: As New without any flaws. Factory Sealed - Shrink Wrapped
What makes this book special is that it's the most comprehensive book on knights and knighthood available.
This is also the EASTON PRESS deluxe leather bound collector's edition that is difficult to locate in this new sealed condition.
The word "knight" conjures up images of gallant men in gleaming armor astride noble steeds, searching for foes to fight and fair maidens to rescue. In Knights the reality of knighthood is detailed, warts and all. This handsome reference tells the true story of these mounted warriors, who evolved from simple soldiers on horseback to defenders of the faith during the Crusades.
Written by a team of historians with specialized knowledge of the medieval period, this beautifully illustrated reference includes:
- A timeline of knight history from its origins
- The ethos and ideals of knighthood
- Becoming a knight and the everyday life of a knight
- Knights in premedieval times
- The rise and fall of Charlemagne's empire
- Knights among the Normans and the Saxons
- The Crusades
- The decline of knighthood
- The role of literature and movies in the mythology of knights
- And much more.
Hundreds of beautiful color photographs, artworks and maps add to this fascinating history of knights and knighthood.
Oversized hardcover book: 12" x 9" x 1.5"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Constance Brittain Bouchard is an American author and distinguished Professor of Medieval History at the University of Akron. Among her many books are "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted," "Strong of Body, Brave and Noble," Holy Entrepreneurs, and Sword, Miter, and Cloister, all from Cornell.
Born: May 12, 1948 (age 72 years)
Education: The University of Chicago (1976)
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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* Beautiful Illustrations
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- 12" x 9" x 1.5"