The Medieval World

The Medieval World : Explore the Great Age of Chivalry

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This title takes the reader back through the centuries to explore the castles, courtyards, monasteries, manuscripts, battles and banquets of a glorious world full of knights and damsels, shining armour and thundering hooves.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 216 x 277mm | 471g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753404680
  • 9780753404683

Table of contents

Part 1 The age of chivalry: the medieval world; crisis in Christendom; the knight's code; becoming a knight; knightly orders; heraldry. Part 2 Fortress homes: building a castle; clues to the past; a castle town; gates and walls; market day; castle defences. Part 3 Castle life: food and drink; the kitchen; the great hall; home life; clean and healthy; keeping in fashion; the chapel; hunting and hawking; the tournament. Part 4 Ready for battle: armour; deadly weapons; battling beasts; open battle; capture and ransom; besieged!; under attack; end of a siege; fields of conflict; holy wars; riding east; killing fields. Part 5 End of an age: other knights; tales of chivalry. Part 6 Reference section: castles in history; knights and knaves; knights in fiction.show more

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