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Knights in Armor (Living History) Hardcover – September 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Series: Living History
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books (J) (September 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152005080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152005085
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,993,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ea. vol: 64p. illus. maps. photos. re prods. chron. index. (Living History Series). CIP. Gulliver: HBJ. 1992. PLB $16.95. Grade 5-8--It's easy to find pictures of knights in armor, but few sources offer full-color photographs of actors dressed in chain mail, using accurately repro duced weapons, placed against authenic settings. And that's what readers find here. A two-page introduction sets the historical and cultural scene; subse quent chapters treat subjects such as the feudal system, the crusades, weapons, tournaments, and the decline of knight hood. All are concise and well written. Much of the information found in The Vikings can be found elsewhere, but, as with the previous title, it's rare to find it so attractively packaged. A Viking farm is backed up by a large photograph of a Norwegian fjord. Fighting men armed with swords and shields are shown in a restored ship. Colonists sailing to Ice land are wearing authentic costumes and sailing toward a real glacier-stud ded shore. In concise, lively writing, the 27 double-page chapters cover signifi cant aspects of Viking culture from shipbuilding to trading to burial cere monies. In both books, a concluding chapter entitled ``How Do We Know'' explains the archaeological, historical, and literary sources of the subjects. Two worthwhile selections for all collec tions.
-David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Paula Hill on February 15, 1998
Format: Paperback
Knights in Armor gives an overview of the history of knighthood from its beginnings in the early Middle Ages to its demise. The book also explains the feudal system, women's roles in the Middle Ages and quick history of the Crusades. Especially wonderful are the full-page color photographs of people dressed in medieval clothes and armor depicting scenes of yesteryear. I highly recommend this book for anyone, not just children, who are interested in the Middles Ages (if only for the photographs).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By kt on March 5, 2002
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A great book for those seeking basic information about medieval armor. Not real deep but enjoyable for both young readers and adults. A good companion for other sources.
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"Knights in Armor" is part of the Living History series. The central conceit of this series is to bring history to life by using modern day re-enactors. This is an English series and they generally do a good job of placing the re-enactors in appropriate historical settings. Unfortunately at times, they photoshop re-enactors into shots. Besides that, these is a very good series of books. There is nothing like seeing the material culture of the time to make history come to life. This book is appropriate for kids from 9 to 12. Highly recommended.
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