The History of Chivalry

The History of Chivalry

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"[...]no want of authorities. Villehardouin, one of the principal actors in the scenes he describes, has been my chief source of information. I have also met with much in Nicetas, who was present; and I have confirmed the evidence of other writers, by the chronicle in the Rouchy dialect, published by Monsieur Buchon, and by the metrical chronicle of Philippe Mouskes in the same collection. I need hardly say that the works of Ducange have proved invaluable in every part of my inquiry, and that his history of Constantinople under its French monarchs both gave me facts and led me to authorities. Joinville is the principal writer on the crusade of St. Louis. He was an eyewitness, a sufferer, and a principal actor in the scenes he describes. Of all old chroniclers, with the exception, perhaps, of Froissart, Joinville offers the most original, simple, and delightful painting of times and manners long gone by.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.48mm | 439.98g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507525818
  • 9781507525814

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