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Richard the Lionheart : king and knight

Author: Jean Flori
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard I, the Lionheart, remains forever (and perhaps wrongly) the mythical king of England who preferred to wage war than to rule over his empire. The familiar epithet conveys all the principal features of his indomitable character: courage, valor, prowess, the pursuit of glory, the thirst for fame, generosity in war and peace, a sense of honor combined with a sort of haughty dignity made up of both arrogance and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, roi d'Angleterre; Richard, King of England
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Flori
ISBN: 9780275993979 0275993973
OCLC Number: 78893526
Notes: Originally published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006. originally published: Paris : Payot & Rivages, ©1999.
Description: vi, 450 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Richard : a 'Roi-Chevalier'? --
pt. 1. Prince, King and crusader. --
The early years --
Richard the younger son, Count of Poitou (1174-83) --
Richard the eldest son, Duke of Aquitaine (1184-9) --
King Richard --
Richard in Sicily (1190-1) --
Cyprus and Acre --
Richard versus Saladin (1191-2) --
The lion caged (1192-4) --
Richard versus Philip Augustus (1194-8) --
The death of the lion (1199) --
pt. 2. A king as mirror of chivalry. --
Richard's image and chivalry --
Chivalry imagined before Richard --
Richard and the three orders --
Chivalric prowess --
The King of England's prowess --
Prowess in outremer --
Royal Largesse --
Chivalric conduct --
Richard and women --
Richard and his legend.
Other Titles: Richard Cœur de Lion.
Responsibility: by Jean Flori ; translated by Jean Birrell.
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Richard I, the Lionheart, remains (and perhaps wrongly) the mythical king of England who preferred to wage war than to rule his empire. This book examines Richard's role as both prince and king and  Read more...

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