The Medieval Knight

The Noble Warriors of the Golden Age of Chivalry

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An expertly written illustrated account of the elite medieval warriors who have long captured our popular imagination

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Chapter 1: Origins of the Knight
King's bodyguard * Huscarls * Elite mounted warriors * Myth and legend: Arthur and the Round Table

Chapter 2: Chivalric Code
Knightly ethic (versed in music, poetry, law) * Courtly love * Knight in medieval literature (The Song of Roland, Parzifal)

Chapter 3: Training and Fighting Techniques
Becoming a Page * The Squire * Jousting and the Tourney * Mounted combat * Fighting on foot

Chapter 4: Armour and Weapons
The development of weapons and armour * Armour: chainmail, plate armour, types of helmet * Weapons: the lance, spear, long sword, axe, mace, spiked ball

Chapter 5: The Charge
Through the charge, heavily-armoured knights and men-at-arms could be an incredibly high-impact weapon on the battlefield. However, it could also go disastrously wrong. Examples successful charges: Hastings (1066), Arsuf
(1191), Muret (1213), Tannenberg (1410); examples of unsuccessful charges: Hattin (1187), Leignitz (1241), Nicopolis (1396), Agincourt (1415).

Chapter 6: Knightly Orders
Knights Templars * Knights Hospitallers * Knights of St John * Teutonic knights * Order of Santiago

Chapter 7: Epilogue: The End of the Knight
Introduction of missile weapons (longbow, gunpowder weapons) * Pole arms * New dominance of infantry warfare * Changing ethics in warfare

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Om forfatteren

Phyllis G. Jestice is a professor of medieval history and chair of the Department of History at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, where she regularly teaches about vikings, crusaders, and the 100 Years War. Dr. Jestice enjoys a variety of research and writing, and her work over the years has included two scholarly monographs, a number of translations, and extensive publications for a more general audience on ancient and medieval warfare, including The Timeline of Medieval Warfare (2008).