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Written by Robert JonesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert Jones

  • Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • On Sale: October 18, 2011
  • Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84908-312-6 (1-84908-312-6)
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From a life-long student of the medieval long sword and medieval history comes a comprehensive overview of the Age of the Knights. Jones shows that behind the popular image of the knight in shining armor lies a world that is both more complex and more fascinating. Were knights glory-seeking, bloodthirsty thugs that lay ravage to the Holy Land or simple Christians serving their king? Jones explores the myths and controversies behind their battle-effectiveness and chivalric code. He also examines knighthood as a “career path” and investigates the role of the knight in law and justice. Lavishly illustrated and drawing on rare first-hand accounts, this book reveals the world of the knight in all its tarnished glory.