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Author Flori, Jean.

Title Richard the Lionheart : king and knight / by Jean Flori ; translated by Jean Birrell
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 450 pages) : maps, genealogical tables
Contents Introduction : Richard : a 'Roi-Chevalier'? -- pt. 1. Prince, King and crusader. -- The early years -- Richard the younger son, Count of Poitou (1174-83) -- Richard the eldest son, Duke of Aquitaine (1184-9) -- King Richard -- Richard in Sicily (1190-1) -- Cyprus and Acre -- Richard versus Saladin (1191-2) -- The lion caged (1192-4) -- Richard versus Philip Augustus (1194-8) -- The death of the lion (1199) -- pt. 2. A king as mirror of chivalry. -- Richard's image and chivalry -- Chivalry imagined before Richard -- Richard and the three orders -- Chivalric prowess -- The King of England's prowess -- Prowess in outremer -- Royal Largesse -- Chivalric conduct -- Richard and women -- Richard and his legend
Summary "Richard I, the Lionheart, remains forever (and perhaps wrongly) the mythical king of England who preferred to wage war than to rule over his empire. The familiar epithet conveys all the principal features of his indomitable character: courage, valor, prowess, the pursuit of glory, the thirst for fame, generosity in war and peace, a sense of honor combined with a sort of haughty dignity made up of both arrogance and pride. In this book, Jean Flori examines both Richard's role as prince and king in history, and also analyses the different and sometimes controversial elements which, for the chroniclers of his day, helped to make Richard a true model of chivalry"--Publisher website (September 2007)
Notes Originally published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006. originally published: Paris : Payot & Rivages, ©1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-444) and index
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Subject Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199.
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199.
Crusades -- Third, 1189-1192.
Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474468225
Other Titles Richard Cœur de Lion. English