Chivalry--with its pageants, heraldry, and knights in shining armor--was a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of knighthood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility. "This is a rich book, making effective use of all sorts of documents and illustrations. Keen moves easily ...

Chivalry 2005, Yale Nota Bene, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300107678

Trade paperback

Chivalry 1986, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300031508

Nota Bene edition