Knights: In History and Legend
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Knights: In History and Legend

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The most comprehensive book on knights and knighthood available.

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...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 9th 2010 by Firefly Books (first published 2009)
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This is the best history text I have ever picked up. It is an entire course on knights summarized in this easy-to-read, visually-stunning book. It covers various cultures, time periods, and characteristics of knights, such as a dedicated chapter about weapon development.

The writers have a very keen eye for patterns that cycle throughout history, and they introduce the reader to them in the context of knighthood. One of my favourite quotes comes from this book - it's about how extreme gestures ar...more
The Bible of all encyclopedias on this subject! The pictures and illustrations are fabulous! And the accompanying text is in an easy to read, easy to understand format.

The Chief Consultant for this book (project) was Constance Brittain Bouchard. Currently, she is Distinguished Professor of Medieval History at the University of Akron, which is just a few short miles down the road from here.
A great read, beautifully illustrated with lots of info on the history of knights as well as their legendary place in film and literature. The book is written for the everyday medieval fan and is recommended for anyone who enjoys that period.
Freyja Vanadis
This is a very excellent, detailed book that goes deep into the history of knighthood and all it entails, right up to our present-day fascination with knights.
A beautiful book indeed, great fun to browse. Arranged encyclopaedia-fashion, with clear entries on wide ranging topics related to knights and their milieux.
Angie Cornelison
This is a wonderful book about knights. Lots of indepth information. Beautiful pictures.
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