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According to the code of chivalry, the perfect knight fought for his good name if insulted, served God and the king, and defended any lady in need.

Edward III and his eldest son, the Black Prince, were greatly admired in England for their courage on the battlefield and for their courtly manners. They became symbols of the "code of chivalry", the way in which a perfect knight should behave. During the reign of Edward interest grew in the legendary King Arthur. According to the code of chivalry, the perfect knight fought for his good name if insulted, served God and the king, and defended any lady in need. These ideas were expressed in the legend of the Round Table, around which King Arthur and his knights sat as equals in holy brotherhood. Edward introduced the idea of chivalry into his court.

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The Book of Chivalry (French: Livre de chevalerie) was written by the knight Geoffroi de Charny (. 306-1356) sometime around the early 1350s. The treatise is intended to explain the appropriate qualities for a knight, reform the behavior of the fighting classes, and defend the chivalric ethos against its critics, mainly in clerical circles.

Release Date:January 1965.

The story is a tragedy about the adulterous love between Cornish knight Tristram and the Irish Princess Isolode. Leads to a devastating battle. Is another knight of the round table and he is most well known for being the original hero in the quest for the holy grail before being replaced in later literature by Galahad. Many of Arthur's knights go on a quest to find the Holy Grail.

Chivalry - Facts and interesting information about the life of a Medieval Knight. These sacred oaths of combat were combined with the ideals of chivalry and with strict rules of etiquette and codes of conduct towards women. Code of Chivalry and Courtly Love. The ideals of a Code of Chivalry was publicised in the poems, ballads, writings and literary works of Medieval authors. The wandering minstrels of the Middle Ages sang these ballads and were expected to memorize the words of long poems describing the valour and the code of chivalry followed by the Medieval knights.

In England, the relationship between them was very complex. The Technology of Warfare Changes. The Knights Code of Chivalry was part of the culture of the Middle Ages and was understood by all. The saddle kept a warrior firmly seated on a moving horse. A Code of Chivalry was documented in 'The Song of Roland' in the Middle Ages Knights period of William the Conqueror who ruled England from 1066. The 'Song of Roland' describes the 8th century Knights of the Dark Ages and the battles fought by the Emperor Charlemagne. The code has since been described as Charlemagne's Code of Chivalry.

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blodrayne
Bloody he'll is this book great. They don't write em like this anymore.
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Tejar
Back in 1969 when I bought a copy of this book and its companion book, THE RENAISSANCE, MAKER OF MODERN MAN, from National Geographic Society I was impressed, and down to this day remain impressed.

The dust jacket while impressive with a picture of Reims Cathedral and Joan of Arc is less impressive than than the cloth bound boards inside the jacket. The cloth cover is of two colors dark red and bright red separated by a gold strip. On the right side of the front cover rests a golden knight with broadsword by his left side. Truly impressive then and more so now as bindings have become much cheapened and less impressive as book costs have soared.

The table of contents for this book are as follows:

DAWN OF THE MIDDLE AGES
THE WORLD OF CHARLEMAGNE
IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS
TRACING WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
THE WORLD OF BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX
THE CALL OF THE CLOISTER
BUILDING THE GREAT CATHEDRALS
PILGRIMAGE TO COMPOSTELA
THE WORLD OF RICHARD THE LIONHEART
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CRUSADERS
QUESTING LIFE OF THE SCHOLAR
VOICES FROM THE MDDLE AGES
THE WORLD OF JACQUES COEUR
MIRACLE OF ST. JOAN
GOLDEN REALM OF MERCHANT PRINCES

There are diagrams within both the front and back covers. One of the true standouts of the book is a 16-page foldout of the complete Bayeux Tapestry. There may other books on chivalry for the general reader out there, but I've never seen one to top this one from 40 years ago. A copy can still be reasonably obtained and will be worth far more than the money spent.

First studying the Age of Chivalry in college many years ago kindled a life interest in the subject as well as the Renaissance period. This book and its companion book are two that most readers probably do not know exist but would certainly have interest in if known. Great reading in these oversized books from 4 decades back.

Semper Fi.