The Image of Aristocracy: In Britain, 1000-1300

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Routledge, Nov 29, 2005 - History - 408 pages
David Crouch provides a broad definition of aristorcracy by examining the ways aristocrats behaved and lived between 1000 and 1300. He analyses life-style, class and luxurious living in those years. A distinctive feature of the book is that it takes a British, rather than Anglocentric, view - looking at the penetration of Welsh and Scottish society by Anglo-French ideas of aristocracy.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
1 THE EARL AND THE COUNT
32
2 WELSH PRINCES AND THE PREHISTORY OF THE PEERAGE
64
BARONS AND BANNERETS
80
4 THE KNIGHT
91
5 THE SQUIRE AND LESSER RANKS
124
6 THE GREATER INSIGNIA
134
7 INSIGNIA DEFINING ARISTOCRACY
170
8 CASTLES AND HALLS
194
9 THE NOBLE HOUSEHOLD
215
10 PIETY AND STATUS
237
CONCLUSION
261
BIBLIOGRAPHY
263
INDEX
278
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