Tournament

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    Tournament

    David Crouch

    Hambledon 2005

    Paperback 248pp

    9781852855314   Product Code: 99050

    The 'melee tournament' - a mock battle involving huge numbers of knights fighting over very large areas - began in north-eastern France in the late 11th century and had spread to England, Germany and Austria by 1200. In this richly detailed study, Crouch aims to reconstruct how a tournament was experienced in its heyday and assess its significance in medieval society, particularly in the evolution of the aristocracy. The book includes a collection of 13 medieval documents on the tournament.

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