The Knight In History

Paperback | July 26, 2011

byFrances Gies

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A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knight

Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, by acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a remarkable true picture of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest appearance as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the European stage, and his transformation into Western culture’s most iconic hero.

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A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knightBorn out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, by acclai...

Frances and Joseph Gies have been writing books about medieval history for thirty years. Together and separately, they are the authors of more than twenty books, includingLife in a Medieval City, Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval Village, The Knight in History,andCathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel.They live near Ann Arbor, Mi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 26, 2011Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060914130

ISBN - 13:9780060914134

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“Gies’s writing is fresh and direct, her scholarship is exact, and she approaches her subject with excitement.”