A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Incorporated, May 12, 2005 - History - 116 pages
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Composed at the height of the Hundred Years War by Geoffroi de Charny, one of the most respected knights of his age, A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry is an invaluable guide to fourteenth-century knighthood.

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User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

A wonderful read, that shows the thinking of the period. One can as the author suggests imagine Geoffroi pacing his room dictating the word to a scribe. The ideal of the most worthy knight and person ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

After reading this book I feel like I've wasted the last 20 years of my life. This is how I'm going to live the rest of my life. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Geoffroi de Charny (1304?-56) was considered the quintessential knight of his age by his contemporaries. He was killed at the Battle of Poitiers. Richard W. Kaeuper is Professor of History at the University of Rochester. He is the author of a number of books, including Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe. Elspeth Kennedy is Sometime Fellow at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University.

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