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The History of Chivalry

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Author: G.P.R. James
Published: 1830
Language: English
Wordcount: 114,001 / 350 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.2
Downloads: 2,002
Added to site: 2015.04.24
mnybks.net#: 32035
Genre: History
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CHAPTER II.

Of Chivalrous Customs--Education--Grades--Services on the Reception of a Knight--On Tournaments--Jousts--Combats at Outrance--Passages of Arms--The Round Table--Privileges of Knighthood--Duties of Knighthood. 31

CHAPTER III.

The Progress of Chivalry in Europe--Exploits--That some great Enterprise was necessary to give Chivalry an extensive and permanent Effect--That Enterprise presented itself in the Crusades--Pilgrimage to Jerusalem--Haroun Al Raschid-- Charlemagne--Cruelties of the Turks--Pilgrimages continued-- Peter the Hermit--Council of Clermont. 53

CHAPTER IV.

The Effects of the Council of Clermont--State of France-- Motives of the People for embracing the Crusade--Benefits produced--The Enthusiasm general--Rapid Progress--The first Bodies of Crusaders begin their March--Gautier sans avoir-- His Army--Their Disasters--Reach Constantinople--Peter the Herm

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