Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry

Wilson Library Bulletin This work, a companion volume to the Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry: Concepts and Terms (Greenwood Press, 1986), is designed to help the uninitiated reader understand more easily the development and ...

Author: Bradford B. Broughton

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015013514651

Category: Family & Relationships

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A complementary companion to the author's Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood: Concepts and Terms (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1986), this takes the Norman conquest of England in 1066 as its starting point and the late fourteenth century, marked by the unsuccessful revolt of the English peasantry in 1381, as its concluding point. The categories named in the subtitle encompass knights, nobles, rulers, clerics, fictional characters, literary works, chansons de geste, castles, battles, treaties, legal terms, and the authors whose works historical and fictional have transmitted the medieval heritage to later ages. Largely confining his scope to Anglo-Norman chivalry and politics, Broughton describes and analyzes the roles people, events, and places played in a colorful and bloody age. Within articles cross-references to other entries in this volume and the Concepts and Terms volume are nearly as thick as the rain of arrows from battlements during battle. This thorough cross-referencing is especially helpful to the casual reader who approaches these books without a background knowledge of knighthood and its social, political, and military dimensions. Together these two dictionaries offer modern readers the means to understand the medieval world. Wilson Library Bulletin This work, a companion volume to the Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry: Concepts and Terms (Greenwood Press, 1986), is designed to help the uninitiated reader understand more easily the development and growth of chivalry and knighthood in the medieval age. Focusing primarily on people, places, and events in France and England, Broughton provides a brief biography of major historical knights and other personages of note, descriptions of important literary knightly characters and the works in which they appear, identification of castles and other places of geographical interest, and accounts of major battles during the period 1050-1400. The entries are all arranged alphabetically, and virtually all include a reference to the primary scholarly works on the subject. Frequent cross references are made to the Concepts and Terms volume and to related entries in the present volume, enabling the researcher to find materials of interest easily. Broad in scope, the dictionary covers issues ranging from the Battle of Hastings, which brought the concept of knighthood to England in 1066, to the battle of Crecy (1346) and Poiters (1356) and the legendary Knights of King Arthur's Round Table. A significant contribution to the study of medieval history and literature, this volume will be an indispensable aid to students pursuing research in this area.

Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry

Author: Bradford B. Broughton

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015010852237

Category: History

Page: 597

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This work should prove to be a joy and a delight to both novices and experts. Its depth of coverage within its topics places it well beyond more general works. . . . [Its] usefulness in the areas of history, literature, and the arts can justify its purchase by any library with patrons whose interests are set in the medieval period. RQ Most historians find a work such as this valuable, but could bot have compiled it themselves; the fifteen years of research which produced this book would have reduced most of us to babbling, drooling, burnt-out cases, if not to catatonia. The effort and care which obviously went into this book evoke awe and admiration. . . . This work will be useful--perhaps even essential--to undergraduates writing papers in the area of knighthood and chivalry, as well as to historians wishing to confirm what they should already know. The Dictionary is particularly strong in matters military and heraldic. It is also fun for the browser; anyone who claims to have learned nothing from it is either the author or a liar. Albion In this comprehensive reference work, Bradford B. Broughton has organized alphabetically the terms and concepts of medieval English and French knighthood and chivalry. He describes the training of a young man as a page and squire for knighthood, as well as the equipment of a knight and those duties he could be called upon to perform. Contemporary data, such as legal terms and tables of weights and measures, are included, as are descriptions of the various military orders which existed. Although the focus of this reference work is on chivalry and knighthood, the social and political panorama of the period is well covered. Such subjects as the the coronation ritual, the precedence of royalty, and consequent distinctions between ranks of the peerage are described, making this an ideal reference source for most terms relative to medieval chivalry. Generous cross-referencing, bibliographical references for further study, and an appendix listing entries by topic provide ready access for those seeking information on a particular aspect of the period. A complete list of Feast and Saint's Days is also included.

Medieval Latin

A Dictionary of Christian Spirituality , ed . G.S. Wakefield ( 1983 ) ( BD42 ) . Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry : Concepts and Terms ( 1986 ) ; Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry : People , Places , and ...

Author: Frank Anthony Carl Mantello

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813208424

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 774

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Organized with the assistance of an international advisory committee of medievalists from several disciplines, Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide is a new standard guide to the Latin language and literature of the period from c. A.D. 200 to 1500. It promises to be indispensable as a handbook in university courses in Medieval Latin and as a point of departure for the study of Latin texts and documents in any of the fields of medieval studies. Comprehensive in scope, the guide provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship. Part One consists of an introduction and sizable listing of general print and electronic reference and research tools. Part Two focuses on issues of language, with introductions to such topics as Biblical and Christian Latin, and Medieval Latin pronunciation, orthography, morphology and syntax, word formation and lexicography, metrics, prose styles, and so on. There are chapters on the Latin used in administration, law, music, commerce, the liturgy, theology and philosophy, science and technology, and daily life. Part Three offers a systematic overview of Medieval Latin literature, with introductions to a wide range of genres and to translations from and into Latin. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of fundamental works--texts, lexica, studies, and research aids. This guide satisfies a long-standing need for a reference tool in English that focuses on medieval latinity in all its specialized aspects. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, professional latinists, medievalists, humanists, and general readers interested in the role of Latin as the learned lingua franca of western Europe. It may also prove valuable to reference librarians assembling collections concerned with Latin authors and texts of the postclassical period. ABOUT THE EDITORS F. A. C. Mantello is professor of Medieval Latin at The Catholic University of America. A. G. Rigg is professor of English and medieval studies and chairman of the Medieval Latin Committee at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. PRASIE FOR THE BOOK "This extraordinary volume, joint effort of dozens of scholars in eight countries, will be in constant use for research, for advising students and designing courses, and for answering the queries of nonmedievalist colleagues. . . . Medieval Latin provides a foundation for advances in research and teaching on a wide front. . . . Though Mantello and Rigg's Medieval Latin is a superb reference volume, I recommend that it also be read from beginning to end--in small increments, of course. The rewards will be sheaves of notes and an immensely enriched appreciation of Medieval Latin and its literature."--Janet M. Martin, Princeton University, Speculum "A remarkable achievement, and no one interested in medieval Latin can afford to be without it."--Journal of Ecclesiastical History "Everywhere there is clarity, conclusion, judicious illustration, and careful selection of what is central. This guide is a major achievement and will serve Medieval Latin studies extremely well for the foreseeable future."--The Classical Review

The New Arthurian Encyclopedia

Generosity, as Chretien reminds us, is the queen of virtues, for knights as for others. This ideal entailed various ... [NJL] Broughton, Bradford B. Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry. 2 vols. Westport, Conn; Greenwood ...

Author: Norris J. Lacy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136606335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 654

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Chivalric Life

Broughton, Bradford B., Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry: People, Places and Events (New York: Greenwood Press, 1988). Brown, Andrew, 'Huizinga's Autumn. The Burgundian Court at Play', in Rereading Huizinga: Autumn of the ...

Author: Rosalind Brown-Grant

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783277216


Page: 390

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First English translation of the chivalric biography of the foremost knight of the late Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages Unlocked

It is also possible to venture into the subject through looking at the language of knighthood. Broughton, B. B., Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry (New York: Greenwood Press, 1988) is a useful reference on this subject.

Author: Gillian Polack

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445645896

Category: History

Page: 400

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A unique guide to all aspects of life in the Middle Ages.

Shakespeare s Arguments with History

... Bradford B. Broughton, Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry. Concepts and Terms (New York: Greenwood Press, 1986). See M.H. Keen's brilliantly even-handed essay, 'Chivalry, Nobility, and the Man-at-Arms', in C.T. Allmond ...

Author: R. Knowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403913647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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Argument was the basis of Renaissance education; both rhetoric and dialectic permeated early modern humanist culture, including drama. This study approaches Shakespeare's history plays by analyzing the use of argument in the plays and examining the importance of argument in Renaissance culture. Knowles shows how analysis of arguments of speech and action take us to the core of the plays, in which Shakespeare interrogates the nature of political morality and truth as grounded in the history of what men do and say.

Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete s Mirror of Simple Souls

... Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood, ed. Christopher Harper- Bill and Ruth Harvey (Dover, N. H.: Boydell Press, 1986), 70–86. 43. According to Bradford Broughton in the Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry: Concepts ...

Author: Joanne Maguire Robinson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791490693

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

Chaucer s Pilgrims

Since the rules of chivalry demanded that a man's father or grandfather had been a knight in order for him to be ... in his discussion of the word " knighthood " in his Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry , " chivalry was ...

Author: Laura C. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275966291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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Provides a detailed historical description of the occupations of each of the pilgrims in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," with each entry placing their vocation in historical context and discussing the daily routine of the pilgrim's occupation.