The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

4,15 valoración promedio
( 1.178 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780062262059: The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
Críticas:

"This is medieval history at its very best - a compelling story told by a historian whose knowledge is both thorough and extensive, and whose enthusiasm for the subject rings out on every page."--Ian Mortimer, author of Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England

"Captivatingly written and eye-openingly informative, The Greatest Knight is ... a first-rate history told by a master of the craft. Read this book, and you'll never forget the name William Marshal-nor will you ever think of the Middle Ages in the same way again."---Toby Lester, author of The Fourth Part of the World and Da Vinci's Ghost

"History doesn't come more exciting than this. Thomas Asbridge has written a page turner about William Marshal, the Zelig of English history, a man who was indispensable to five kings, and had a hand in practically every important event during those turbulent and eventful reigns."---Danny Danziger, author of 1215

"Thomas Asbridge achieves vivid characterization and gripping storytelling without sacrifice of scholarship. [He interweaves] analysis, narrative, evocative description and occasional wry humor."--Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Millennium and Civilizations

"Asbridge has fashioned a rare and fascinating tale: a biography of a medieval knight told with all the rich detail, dialogue, and action that is usually possible only for figures from later periods. Asbridge is a wonderful guide to the complex politics and history of medieval England."--Christian Science Monitor

"The term 'medieval biography' doesn't necessarily conjure up a lot of excitement among the general book-loving population. But . . . it really should. This blood, guts, gore and gallantry romp through medieval history, following the great knight William Marshall . . . is way more fun than it should be."--New York Post

"Mr. Asbridge has written a rip-roaring new life of Marshal, which will leave readers hungry... a generally splendid account of a great medieval life."--Wall Street Journal

"The Greatest Knight gives us a moving portrait of one man's struggle, ascent and final (peaceful) demise."--The Sunday Times (UK)

"Big, readable, and enlightening... a rousing history."--The Dispatch

"A rare kind of history book ... There are enough epic journeys here to satisfy Tolkien lovers, enough backhanded politics to engage fans looking for the next Game of Thrones book, and enough excitement for any reader to believe that true history is the greatest story of all."--Portland Book Review

"A rich and elaborate tapestry... a story about how medieval knighthood worked; the interlocking web of obligation and fealty, friendship and loyalty... [The Greatest Knight] will appeal to history buffs as well as fans of fiction set in the medieval period."--Library Journal, starred review

"A valuable biography of an important figure in a distant, violent, barely comprehensible era."--Kirkus Reviews

"England's greatest knight puts 'Game of Thrones' to shame... A riveting new biography... Asbridge takes the reader through an eye-opening account... His account is an entertaining reminder that sometimes, the truth really is better than fiction."--Daily Beast

Mr. Asbridge has written a rip-roaring new life of Marshal, which will leave readers hungry a generally splendid account of a great medieval life. --Wall Street Journal"

The Greatest Knight gives us a moving portrait of one man s struggle, ascent and final (peaceful) demise. --The Sunday Times (UK)"

Big, readable, and enlightening a rousing history. --The Dispatch"

Asbridge has fashioned a rare and fascinating tale: a biography of a medieval knight told with all the rich detail, dialogue, and action that is usually possible only for figures from later periods. Asbridge is a wonderful guide to the complex politics and history of medieval England. --Christian Science Monitor"

The term medieval biography doesn t necessarily conjure up a lot of excitement among the general book-loving population. But . . . it really should. This blood, guts, gore and gallantry romp through medieval history, following the great knight William Marshall . . . is way more fun than it should be. --New York Post"

A rich and elaborate tapestry a story about how medieval knighthood worked; the interlocking web of obligation and fealty, friendship and loyalty... [The Greatest Knight] will appeal to history buffs as well as fans of fiction set in the medieval period. --Library Journal, starred review"

A valuable biography of an important figure in a distant, violent, barely comprehensible era. --Kirkus Reviews"

A rare kind of history book ... There are enough epic journeys here to satisfy Tolkien lovers, enough backhanded politics to engage fans looking for the next Game of Thrones book, and enough excitement for any reader to believe that true history is the greatest story of all. --Portland Book Review"

This is medieval history at its very best - a compelling story told by a historian whose knowledge is both thorough and extensive, and whose enthusiasm for the subject rings out on every page. --Ian Mortimer, author of Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England"

Captivatingly written and eye-openingly informative, The Greatest Knight is ... a first-rate history told by a master of the craft. Read this book, and you ll never forget the name William Marshal-nor will you ever think of the Middle Ages in the same way again. ---Toby Lester, author of The Fourth Part of the World and Da Vinci's Ghost"

History doesn t come more exciting than this. Thomas Asbridge has written a page turner about William Marshal, the Zelig of English history, a man who was indispensable to five kings, and had a hand in practically every important event during those turbulent and eventful reigns. ---Danny Danziger, author of 1215"

England s greatest knight puts Game of Thrones to shame A riveting new biography Asbridge takes the reader through an eye-opening account His account is an entertaining reminder that sometimes, the truth really is better than fiction. --Daily Beast"

Reseña del editor:

The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Asbridge, Thomas
Editorial: Harper Collins 2014-12-02 (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins 2014-12-02, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780062262059B

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,58
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,34
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Thomas Asbridge
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97800622620590000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Lobel, Arnold
Editorial: Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 006226205X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,19
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,12
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Asbridge, Thomas
Editorial: Harpercollins (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Cantidad: 10
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harpercollins, 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VC-9780062262059

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,55
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Asbridge, Thomas
Editorial: Harpercollins (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harpercollins, 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780062262059

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,84
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,55
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Asbridge, Thomas
Editorial: Ecco (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 006226205X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,66
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Thomas Asbridge
Editorial: Ecco Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England s most celebrated knight, William Marshal--providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it. Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of England s most celebrated knights. Thomas Asbridge s rousing narrative chronicles William s rise, using his life as a prism to view the origins, experiences, and influence of the knight in British history. In William s day, the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian -golden age, - giving rise to a new chivalric ideal. Asbridge details the training rituals, weaponry, and battle tactics of knighthood, and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives. These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English history--an era of striking transformation, as the West emerged from the Dark Ages. A leading retainer of five English kings, Marshal served the great figures of this age, from Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John, and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history, from the Magna Carta to the survival of the Angevin/Plantagenet dynasty. Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780062262059

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,53
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Thomas Asbridge
Editorial: Ecco Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England s most celebrated knight, William Marshal--providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it. Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of England s most celebrated knights. Thomas Asbridge s rousing narrative chronicles William s rise, using his life as a prism to view the origins, experiences, and influence of the knight in British history. In William s day, the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian -golden age, - giving rise to a new chivalric ideal. Asbridge details the training rituals, weaponry, and battle tactics of knighthood, and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives. These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English history--an era of striking transformation, as the West emerged from the Dark Ages. A leading retainer of five English kings, Marshal served the great figures of this age, from Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John, and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history, from the Magna Carta to the survival of the Angevin/Plantagenet dynasty. Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780062262059

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Thomas Asbridge
Editorial: Ecco
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 5
Librería
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. 256 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.A renowned scholar brings to life medieval Englands most celebrated knight, William Marshalproviding an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it. Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of Englands most celebrated knights. Thomas Asbridges rousing narrative chronicles Williams rise, using his life as a prism to view the origins, experiences, and influence of the knight in British history. In Williams day, the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian golden age, giving rise to a new chivalric ideal. Asbridge details the training rituals, weaponry, and battle tactics of knighthood, and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives. These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English historyan era of striking transformation, as the West emerged from the Dark Ages. A leading retainer of four English kings, Marshal served the great figures of this age, from Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John, and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history, from the Magna Carta to the survival of the AngevinPlantagenet dynasty. Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780062262059

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,07
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,52
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Thomas Asbridge
Editorial: Ecco Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 006226205X ISBN 13: 9780062262059
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England s most celebrated knight, William Marshal--providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it. Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of England s most celebrated knights. Thomas Asbridge s rousing narrative chronicles William s rise, using his life as a prism to view the origins, experiences, and influence of the knight in British history. In William s day, the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian -golden age, - giving rise to a new chivalric ideal. Asbridge details the training rituals, weaponry, and battle tactics of knighthood, and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives. These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English history--an era of striking transformation, as the West emerged from the Dark Ages. A leading retainer of five English kings, Marshal served the great figures of this age, from Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John, and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history, from the Magna Carta to the survival of the Angevin/Plantagenet dynasty. Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780062262059

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,75
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda