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Chivalry free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... y chapter vi the crusades Chivalry and Crusades--Cause and effect--Discipline of Crusades--Various motives for crusading--Virtues and vices of early crusaders--Christendom in Arms--Origin of Crusades--Gregory vii, Urban ii--Universal enthusiasm--Ignorance of the crusaders--Pride and cruelty--Instances of barbarity--Contrast between the first Crusade and the later--Instances of crusaders--Robert of Normandy--Godfrey--Tancred--William of Poitou--Bertrand de Born--Richard I--Saladin--St. Lewis--End of the Crusades--Teutonic Knights--/Eneas Silvius--Fall of Constantinople--Result of Crusades--Wars of Granada. The history of chivalry as a living organism may almost be said to be co-extensive with the history of the Crusades. The Crusades' says Gibbon,1 were 'at once an effect and a cause of this memorable institution.' Before the first Crusade, knighthood was undisciplined. The military orders had not yet set a pattern of knightly perfection- heraldry and ceremonial of all kinds were undeveloped- the literature of romance was in its infancy- gallantry was no necessary qualification of a knight- the lingua franca of a common profession had not yet bound all nationalities together in a common interest- and feudal obligations were not yet softened by the courtesies enjoined by chivalry. The soldiers of the first Crusade were brave, 'Ch. 58. violent, cruel, enthusiastic, superstitious and devout- uncontrolled in all their passions, good and bad, and owning few of the restraints afterwards imposed as the duty of knighthood, except valour and honour. By the end of the last Crusade, chivalry had ceased to advance. Its rules were . fixed, its standards of conduct settled. It had nothing to S)J invent, no novelties to expect. The art of noble...

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Author : Francis Warre Cornish
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230225137
EAN : 9781230225135
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 94 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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