By Frances Gies
A magisterial historical past of the origins, fact, and legend of the knight
Born out of the chaos of the early center a while, the armored and hugely cellular knight revolutionized battle and quick turned a mythic determine in historical past. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, via acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a impressive precise photo of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest visual appeal as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the eu degree, and his transformation into Western culture’s so much iconic hero.
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