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Knights in Shining Armor: Exhibition Catalogue

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Accompanying the Knights in Armor exhibition, this catalogue recounts the story of the European knight from his medieval origins when a simple warrior with means to buy a horse and equipment could become a knight in the service of his feud and its defense against enemies to the Renaissance when knights, hired by the princely courts of Europe, entered into the ranks of the regular army.

Within this illustrated narrative, the reader is offered the opportunity to learn about the complex system that presided over investiture into the knighthood as well as the customs, arms and armor of tournaments and jousting. The development of plate armor is also illustrated, particularly its iconic form as expressed in exemplars of the 1500s, true works of art. A varied array of weapons represents different types of armaments, their forms and functions, especially swords forged over the course of centuries.


143 pages


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