Of Armor and Men in Medieval England: The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies

Dressler, Rachel

Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2004
ISBN 10: 0754633683 / ISBN 13: 9780754633686
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4 avg rating
(1 ratings)

Synopsis: Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by scholars. In this study, Rachel Dressler examines this category of sculpture, illustrating how English military figures employ a visual language of pose, costume, and attributes to construct a masculine ideal that privileges fighting prowess, elite status, and sexual virility. Like military figures on the Continent, English effigies represent knights wearing chain mail and surcoats, and bearing shields and swords; unique to the British examples, however, is the display of an aggressive sword handling pose and dynamically crossed legs. Outwardly hyper masculine, the carved figures partake in artistic subterfuge: the lives of those memorialized did not always match proffered images, testifying to the changing function of the knight in England during the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. This study traces the development of English military figures, and analyzes in detail three fourteenth-century examples-those commemorating Robert I De Vere in Hatfield Broad Oak (Essex), Richard Gyvernay at Limington (Somerset), and Henry Allard in Winchelsea (Sussex). Similar in appearance, these three sculptures represent persons of distinctly different social levels: De Vere belonged to the highest aristocratic rank, where Gyvernay was a lesser county knight, and Allard was from a merchant family, raising questions about his knightly standing. Ultimately, Dressler's analysis of English knight effigies demonstrates that the masculine warrior during the late Middle Ages was frequently a constructed ideal rather than a lived experience.

About the Author: Rachel Ann Dressler, SUNY at Albany, USA

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Of Armor and Men in Medieval England: The ...
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dressler, Rachel Ann
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
K&H Entertainment
(Ronkonkoma, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0754633683. Seller Inventory # Z0754633683Z1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Rachel Dressler
Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0754633683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 30.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dressler, Rachel Ann
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
K&H Entertainment
(Ronkonkoma, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0754633683. Seller Inventory # Z0754633683ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 67.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Rachel Ann Dressler
Published by Routledge (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0754633683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rachel Ann Dressler
Published by Routledge (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0754633683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 107.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Rachel Ann Dressler (author)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2004-02-17, Aldershot (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2004-02-17, Aldershot, 2004. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780754633686

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 110.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Professor Rachel Ann Dressler
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by scholars. In this study, Rachel Dressler examines this category of sculpture, illustrating how English military figures employ a visual language of pose, costume, and attributes to construct a masculine ideal that privileges fighting prowess, elite status, and sexual virility. Like military figures on the Continent, English effigies represent knights wearing chain mail and surcoats, and bearing shields and swords; unique to the British examples, however, is the display of an aggressive sword handling pose and dynamically crossed legs. Outwardly hyper masculine, the carved figures partake in artistic subterfuge: the lives of those memorialized did not always match proffered images, testifying to the changing function of the knight in England during the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. This study traces the development of English military figures, and analyzes in detail three fourteenth-century examples-those commemorating Robert I De Vere in Hatfield Broad Oak (Essex), Richard Gyvernay at Limington (Somerset), and Henry Allard in Winchelsea (Sussex). Similar in appearance, these three sculptures represent persons of distinctly different social levels: De Vere belonged to the highest aristocratic rank, where Gyvernay was a lesser county knight, and Allard was from a merchant family, raising questions about his knightly standing. Ultimately, Dressler s analysis of English knight effigies demonstrates that the masculine warrior during the late Middle Ages was frequently a constructed ideal rather than a lived experience. Seller Inventory # AA69780754633686

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Professor Rachel Ann Dressler
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by scholars. In this study, Rachel Dressler examines this category of sculpture, illustrating how English military figures employ a visual language of pose, costume, and attributes to construct a masculine ideal that privileges fighting prowess, elite status, and sexual virility. Like military figures on the Continent, English effigies represent knights wearing chain mail and surcoats, and bearing shields and swords; unique to the British examples, however, is the display of an aggressive sword handling pose and dynamically crossed legs. Outwardly hyper masculine, the carved figures partake in artistic subterfuge: the lives of those memorialized did not always match proffered images, testifying to the changing function of the knight in England during the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. This study traces the development of English military figures, and analyzes in detail three fourteenth-century examples-those commemorating Robert I De Vere in Hatfield Broad Oak (Essex), Richard Gyvernay at Limington (Somerset), and Henry Allard in Winchelsea (Sussex). Similar in appearance, these three sculptures represent persons of distinctly different social levels: De Vere belonged to the highest aristocratic rank, where Gyvernay was a lesser county knight, and Allard was from a merchant family, raising questions about his knightly standing. Ultimately, Dressler s analysis of English knight effigies demonstrates that the masculine warrior during the late Middle Ages was frequently a constructed ideal rather than a lived experience. Seller Inventory # AA69780754633686

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 115.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Rachel Dressler
Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0754633683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

DRESSLER, RACHEL ANN
Published by Routledge (2004)
ISBN 10: 0754633683 ISBN 13: 9780754633686
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2004. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780754633686 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01455784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 129.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 1 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book