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FOLIO SOCIETY - THE PRINCE IN SPLENDOUR : COURT FESTIVALS OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE by RICHARD BARBER - FINE BOOK IN FINE SLIPCASE

€ 23.00

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7/2/2020
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The Prince in Splendour - Court Festivals of Medieval Europe by Richard Barber.
With a preface by the author.

In this fascinating study, historian Richard Barber examines the elaborate pomp and ceremony of the medieval court festival, revealing as he does so its wider cultural and political importance. This volume is published exclusively by The Folio Society. This lively and entertaining book examines the splendours of the medieval court festival in all its forms – from jousts and knightings to feast days and weddings. Displays of such extravagance were not just desirable but a vital political tool, allowing the powerful to demonstrate their prosperity and influence. Drawing on a wealth of primary material, often eyewitness accounts of great events, Barber sheds a new light on this previously little-researched area.

Three quarter-bound in cloth with a Modiglaini paper front board, set in Poliphilus and Blado display.

280 pages, frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates and with a blocked slipcase.

Will consider swapping with other Folio Society books.

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