Holy Warriors: The Religious Ideology of Chivalry
Richard W. Kaeuper
368 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4167-9 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
Kaeuper argues that chivalric ideology of the high and later Middle Ages selectively appropriated religious ideas to valorize the institution of knighthood. He describes how both elite warriors and clerics contributed to a Christian theology that validated the knights' bloody profession.
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