THE KNIGHT, THE CROSS, AND THE SONG: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400
Stefan Vander Elst

THE KNIGHT, THE CROSS, AND THE SONG: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400

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Historical work examining English, Latin, French, and German texts, ranging from the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum to the fourteenth-century La Prise d'Alixandre, this volume traces the historical development and geographical spread of this innovative use of secular chivalric fiction both to shape the memory and interpretation of past events and to ensure the continuation of the holy war.

Format: Hardbound
Pages: 270
Publisher: UPaP
ISBN: 9780812248968


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