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Author Kaeuper, Richard W.
Title The book of chivalry of Geoffroi de Charny : text, context, and translation / Richard W. Kaeuper and Elspeth Kennedy.
Imprint Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

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Author Kaeuper, Richard W.
Series Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Subject Charny, Geoffroi de, -1356. Livre de chevalerie.
Charny, Geoffroi de, -1356.
Knights and knighthood.
Civilization, Medieval.
Courtly love.
Alt Name Kennedy, Elspeth.
Charny, Geoffroi de, -1356. Livre de chevalerie.
Alternate Title Livre de chevalerie.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 236 pages).
Note Includes English and French text of Livre de chevalerie by G. de Charny.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index.
Summary Charny was a knight who lived the chivalric life for nearly two decades in a manner thought ideal by his contemporaries, dying appropriately in battle at Poitiers in 1356. He was also the first documented owner of the Shroud of Turin. This volume establishes the cultural context in which Charny lived in the first section and sets forth in the second the French text of Charny's fascinating work alongside an English translation, with full critical apparatus. The Book of Chivalry is the most pragmatic of all surviving chivalric manuals. Written at the height of the Hundred Years War, it includes the essential commonplaces of knighthood in the mid-fourteenth century and gives a close-up view of what one knight in particular absorbed of the medieval world of ideas around him, what he rejected or ignored and what he added form his experience in camp, court and campaign. Geoffroi de Charny was one of the quintessential figures of his age, with honors and praise bestowed upon him from both sides of the English Channel. He prepared the Book of Chivalry as a guide for members of the Company of the Star, a new but short-lived order of knights created by Jean II of France in 1352 to rival the English Order of the Garter. This work proves a rich source for investigating questions about the political, military, religious and social history of the later Middle Ages. The prowess and piety of knights, their capacity to express themselves, their common assumptions, their views on masculine virtue, women, and love once more come vividly to life.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0585126933 (electronic bk.)
9780585126937 (electronic bk.)
0812233484 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0812215796 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780812233483 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780812215793 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44965236
Additional Format Print version: Kaeuper, Richard W. Book of chivalry of Geoffroi de Charny. Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996 0812233484 (DLC) 96026679 (OCoLC)34932764

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