Medieval Knights (Cambridge Introduction to World History)

In this book, Trevor Cairns traces the evolution of the knight in Europe : from barbarian warrior to horseman-archer, through to the courtly knight as soldier and ‘gentleman’. The author focuses on the medieval period when knigh…

In this book, Trevor Cairns traces the evolution of the knight in Europe : from barbarian warrior to horseman-archer, through to the courtly knight as soldier and ‘gentleman’. The author focuses on the medieval period when knights established themselves as a social and military class. He examines the training of knights, knights in peace and war, the crusades, chivalry and the feudal system. Through a variety of primary sources and a wealth of illustrations, the author reveals the myth and reality surrounding our image of the medieval knight.

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