Knights -- Medieval
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is medieval knights.
· France, John. Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000-1300. Cornell University Press, 1999. The best introduction to medieval warfare and the knights who were a central part of medieval armies.
· Bartlett, Robert. The Making of Europe. Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350. Princeton University Press, 1993. Chapter 3, especially, puts knights and their warfare in a broad social and cultural context.
· Nicolle, David. Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350. Stackpole Books, 1999. Enclyclopedic reference, lavishly illustrated, on the arms and armour of medieval knights.
· Keen, Maurice. Chivalry. Yale University Press, 1984. The standard work on the ethos of medieval warriors.
· Strickland, Matthew. War and Chivalry. The Conduct and Perception of War in England and Normandy, 1066-1217. Cambridge University Press, 1994. Excellent, more focused study of knights and warfare.
· Reynolds, Susan. Fiefs and Vassals. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Necessary deconstruction of "feudalism," a much-misunderstood aspect of knightly society, explaining why the term should probably be abandoned.
"The Infography about Medieval Knights"
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