1806 Froissart Chronicles Illustrations Hundred Years’ War Medieval Chivalry

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 work is the illustrated tome from the 1806 edition – it features all 57 copper engravings including city views and map!

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1806 Froissart Chronicles Illustrations Hundred Years’ War Medieval Chivalry

 

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 work is the illustrated tome from the 1806 edition – it features all 57 copper engravings including city views and map!

Item number: #5388

Price: $499

FROISSART, Jean

Froissarts chronicles illustrations…

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, And Orme; And J. White, 1806.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages:

o   57 illustrated engravings

  • References: Adams, MHL 334-5
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 22.5cm)

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5388

Category

European History

Authors

FROISSART, Jean

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete