Chivalry: A Series of Studies to Illustrate Its Historical Significance and Civilizing Influence

Chivalry: A Series of Studies to Illustrate Its Historical Significance and Civilizing Influence

Chivalry: A Series of Studies to Illustrate Its Historical Significance and Civilizing Influence

Chivalry: A Series of Studies to Illustrate Its Historical Significance and Civilizing Influence

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The following chapters formed a course of Public Lectures in the Department of History, delivered at King's College, London, in the Michaelmas Term of 1925. It is hoped that they will prove welcome in book form. The bibliography of chivalry in English is relatively slight and does not correspond to the importance of the subject; moreover, the works that deal with it are all, or nearly all, long out of print. We have no adequate account in our language of chivalry in Germany and Spain, and none at all of chivalry in Portugal; in these respects the present volume fills a gap. The various contributions do not of course pretend to be exhaustive, the limits of space would forbid it, but an attempt has been made to supply the salient facts and ideas under each head, while the list of authorities given by each contributor will enable readers who so desire to pursue their studies further. The illustrations dealing with historical personages and events are as nearly contemporary as could be found, and some of them are reproduced for the first time.

I would express my gratitude to the colleagues and other collaborators who have made my editorial task an easy one.

EDGAR PRESTAGE.

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