1849 John Froissart Chronicles Medieval Hundred Years’ War Chivalry Illustrated

FROISSART, Jean

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The ‘Chronicles’ of Jean Froissart have continually been perceived as an important work on medieval history for centuries, since its inception in the 14th-century. While some of the subjects covered are repetitive and insignificant, many topics are of utmost importance including famous battles, deaths of monarchs, and the Catholic Church Great Schism. According to Adams in the “Manual of Historical Literature,”

“Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He travelled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The ‘Chronicles’ are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century. As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal”

 

This mid-19th-century English printing of ‘Chronicles’ was translated by Thomas Johnes out of the original French. Charmingly illustrated with over 100 engravings.

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1849 John Froissart Chronicles Medieval Hundred Years’ War Chivalry Illustrated

 

The ‘Chronicles’ of Jean Froissart have continually been perceived as an important work on medieval history for centuries, since its inception in the 14th-century. While some of the subjects covered are repetitive and insignificant, many topics are of utmost importance including famous battles, deaths of monarchs, and the Catholic Church Great Schism. According to Adams in the “Manual of Historical Literature,”

“Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He travelled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The ‘Chronicles’ are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century. As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal”

 

This mid-19th-century English printing of ‘Chronicles’ was translated by Thomas Johnes out of the original French. Charmingly illustrated with over 100 engravings.

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FROISSART, Jean

Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries, from the latter part of the Reign of Edward II, to the coronation of Henry IV

London : Bohn, 1849.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   2 volumes

  • xlvii, 768; xiv, 733
  • Illustrated with 115 engravings
  • References: BPC XII:1022; Adams, MHL 334-5
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~10in X 7in (25cm x 17.5cm)

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6389

Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

FROISSART, Jean

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete