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The Knight in History (Perennial library) (original 1984; edição 2013)

por Frances Gies (Autor)

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"Describes the rise, the long noonday, and the decline of knighthood, and the influence of the medieval knight throughout history. Frances Gies brings her gifts for research and historical analysis together to explore this institution which has been the object of much attention, speculation, and myth-making, and, most important, has been a crucial element in the shaping of history. She achieves this through descriptions of knightly types, such as the Crusaders of 1095 and the Knights Templars of the thirteenth century, and through portraits of individual men--the famous knight-errant William Marshal, the troubadour poet Arnaut Daniel, the Breton hero Bertrand du Guesclin, and Sir John Fastolf, to whom war was a profitable business. For six centuries the medieval knight dominated the battlefields and stirred the imagination of the Western world. Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored, mounted warrior revolutionized warfare and became the keystone of the new political structure of feudalism. Alarmed by his excesses, the Church first attempted to tame him, then enlisted him in its own enterprises, above all the First Crusade of 1095. The Church's efforts to Christianize the knight gave him a status sought even by kings and princes, and he was celebrated by the troubadours, trouvères and minnesingers--themselves knights--and by their successors, including the fabricators of the legend of King Arthur and the Round Table. Not a direct victim of the invention of firearms--to which he was less vulnerable than most soldiers--the knight nevertheless suffered from the succession of military, economic, and political changes that marked the waning of the Middle Ages, and in the end was anachronistically stranded in the age of gunpowder and the national state. However, his memory proved durable. In a long "Indian summer," which stretched into modern times, knighthood was revived and recalled with affectionate myopia--its faults forgotten, its virtues exaggerated. In The Knight in History, Gies achieves a fascinating and comprehensive picture of knighthood since its beginnings."--Jacket.… (mais)
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Título:The Knight in History (Perennial library)
Autores:Frances Gies (Autor)
Informação:Harper Perennial (2013), Edition: New, 274 pages
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This is obviously very well researched. And it is equally obvious that Gies knows what he is talking about. The knight is a very broad topic and spans over a long period of time and over many countries and cultures. So the information is pretty dense. Gies looks into the beginnings of knighthood and how the institution changed over time. From how the equipment and how they were funded and paid changed to how their function changed and they turned to poetry and song or how they ended up fighting for the church. It is impossible, of course, to pull the knight out of the history that he took part in and also impossible to go in-depth into all of that history but Gies strikes a pretty good balance. There were times when a lot of names were mentioned that didn't get much of an introduction and a history buff would probably have no trouble with that but some of the names ended up meaning nothing to me. But he also takes a close look at a couple of particular knights that gives the reader a better idea of the life of a knight more than an overview could do. It isn't the most readable history book I've ever read but that doesn't mean it wasn't interesting. You just have to have a true, and I would say, slightly more than casual interest to make it worth your time. ( )
  bedda | Jul 8, 2012 |
Za one kojima vitez ili viteštvo znače više od istorijskog podatka, korisna i zanimljiva biće knjiga američke autorke Fransis Džajs "Vitezovi kroz istoriju".

Čovek na konju, sa štitom, oklopom i kacigom, sa mačem oko pasa i kopljem u ruci pojavio se na istorijskoj sceni u Francuskoj, u 8. veku i tu je ostao, pretrpevši razne promene, sve do pojave vatrenog oružja i nacionalnih država. Dakle, čitav srednji vek. Pratio ga je specifičan kodeks ponašanja poznat kao "kavaljerstvo". Prvo ga imenuje latinska reč miles (vojnik), u anglosaksonskoj jezičkoj verziji cniht, srodna reč, knight.

Pošto je uvek jahao konja, u drugim jezicima reč vojnik zamenjena je rečju sa značenjem konjanik: u francuskom to je chevalier, u nemačkom ritter, italijasnkom cavalier, u španskom caballero. I to je bio početak mita koji i dalje traje.
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"Describes the rise, the long noonday, and the decline of knighthood, and the influence of the medieval knight throughout history. Frances Gies brings her gifts for research and historical analysis together to explore this institution which has been the object of much attention, speculation, and myth-making, and, most important, has been a crucial element in the shaping of history. She achieves this through descriptions of knightly types, such as the Crusaders of 1095 and the Knights Templars of the thirteenth century, and through portraits of individual men--the famous knight-errant William Marshal, the troubadour poet Arnaut Daniel, the Breton hero Bertrand du Guesclin, and Sir John Fastolf, to whom war was a profitable business. For six centuries the medieval knight dominated the battlefields and stirred the imagination of the Western world. Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored, mounted warrior revolutionized warfare and became the keystone of the new political structure of feudalism. Alarmed by his excesses, the Church first attempted to tame him, then enlisted him in its own enterprises, above all the First Crusade of 1095. The Church's efforts to Christianize the knight gave him a status sought even by kings and princes, and he was celebrated by the troubadours, trouvères and minnesingers--themselves knights--and by their successors, including the fabricators of the legend of King Arthur and the Round Table. Not a direct victim of the invention of firearms--to which he was less vulnerable than most soldiers--the knight nevertheless suffered from the succession of military, economic, and political changes that marked the waning of the Middle Ages, and in the end was anachronistically stranded in the age of gunpowder and the national state. However, his memory proved durable. In a long "Indian summer," which stretched into modern times, knighthood was revived and recalled with affectionate myopia--its faults forgotten, its virtues exaggerated. In The Knight in History, Gies achieves a fascinating and comprehensive picture of knighthood since its beginnings."--Jacket.

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