Knights, Mercenaries and Paid Soldiers : Military Identities in the Anglo-Norman Regnum

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Oksanen , E 2020 , Knights, Mercenaries and Paid Soldiers : Military Identities in the Anglo-Norman Regnum . in D Crouch & J Deploige (eds) , Knighthood and Society in the High Middle Ages . Leuven university press , Leuven . https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvbtzmj5

Title: Knights, Mercenaries and Paid Soldiers : Military Identities in the Anglo-Norman Regnum
Author: Oksanen, Eljas
Other contributor: Crouch, David
Deploige, Jeroen
Contributor organization: Department of Cultures
Publisher: Leuven university press
Date: 2020
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Knighthood and Society in the High Middle Ages
ISBN: 9789462701700
9789461662750
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvbtzmj5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340244
Abstract: This study examines how contemporary concerns and opinions on the increasing use of paid soldiers in late twelfth-century theatres of war impacted on class identity formation, and approaches the question of chivalry and knightly identity from a decidedly unchivalrous perspective. Rather than directly investigating the chivalrous knight, I will examine the social and cultural spaces around him, for these excluded regions were just as crucial in defining knightly identity. The focus will be on the image of the mercenary and the paid soldier from the end of the eleventh century to the beginning of the thirteenth in the Anglo-Norman world and its environs, and how its development helped to define the social and military identity of Anglo-Norman knighthood.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
Knighthood
Mercenaries
Identity
Economy
War
Military
Chivalry
Court culture
Flanders
England
Wales
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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