9781843830955-1843830957-The Service of Ladies: An Autobiography (First Person Singular)

The Service of Ladies: An Autobiography (First Person Singular)

ISBN-13: 9781843830955
ISBN-10: 1843830957
Author: Liechtenstein, Ulrich von, Thomas, J. W., DeVries, Kelly
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: BOYE6
Format: Paperback 189 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781843830955
ISBN-10: 1843830957
Author: Liechtenstein, Ulrich von, Thomas, J. W., DeVries, Kelly
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: BOYE6
Format: Paperback 189 pages

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Acknowledged authors Liechtenstein, Ulrich von, Thomas, J. W., DeVries, Kelly wrote The Service of Ladies: An Autobiography (First Person Singular) comprising 189 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1843830957 and 9781843830955. Since then The Service of Ladies: An Autobiography (First Person Singular) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Ulrich von Liechtenstein's extraordinary account of his adventures as a knight-errant is one of the most vivid images of chivalric life to have come down to us. His knightly autobiography was written in the mid-thirteenth century, and gives an account of the "journey of Venus" which he undertook in 1226 in honour of his lady, in which he claimed to have broken 307 spears in jousts against all comers in the space of a month. Some of it is obviously quietly exaggerated, written for his friends' entertainment many years later, and he is not above a sly dig at the conventions of courtly love, but he completely accepts its basic ideas. It is full of lively episodes and good stories, as well as verses in honour of his lady; if the tale has been polished up for effect, it is nonetheless a thoroughly entertaining account of how a knight saw his ideal career in the jousting field. If the name is unexpectedly familiar to modern readers, it is because it was borrowed by the hero of the film A Knight's Tale; Ulrich would have certainly approved of his exploits. Introduction by KELLY DEVRIES.

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