Un libro in lingua di Barber Richard W. Juliet Barker edito da Boydell Pr, 2000

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`Will appeal to a wide audience. It is beautifully presented...the illustrations add further glory to a thorough historical analysis which is based on extensive research in Europe-wide sources... particularly useful in bringing to our attention lesser-known materials from the Iberian peninsula. The level of discussion, range and thoroughness of treatment and excellence of annotation make this a useful reference work for the academic historian too: it is hard to find any aspect of tournaments that is not covered.' HISTORYThe first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals theirimportance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development ofarms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grandpublic spectacle.

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