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The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France

Author: Eric Jager
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2005. ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The gripping, atmospheric true story of the "duel to end all duels" in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death - a trial by combat meant to 'prove' which man's cause was right in God's sight. The dramatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Jager
ISBN: 9780767914178 0767914171
OCLC Number: 62232602
Notes: "Soon to be a major motion picture" -- Cover.
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2004 by Broadway Books"--Title page verso.
Description: 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Prologue --
Part one. Carrouges --
The feud --
Battle and siege --
The crime of crimes --
The challenge --
The inquiry --
Part two. The judgment of God --
Oaths and last words --
Mortal combat --
Convent and crusade --
Epilogue --
Appendix : The quarrel's aftermath.
Responsibility: Eric Jager.

Abstract:

The gripping, atmospheric true story of the "duel to end all duels" in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death - a trial by combat meant to 'prove' which man's cause was right in God's sight. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the tumultuous fourteenth century, a time of war, plague, and anarchy, as well as of honour, chivalry, and courtly love. The notorious quarrel appears in many histories of France, but no writer has recounted it in full, until now.

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