Regeln für einen Ritter


Author: Ethan Hawke

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315838

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6112

Anleitung für ein aufrechtes Leben Der Schauspieler und Autor Ethan Hawke hat sich für sein neues Buch eines sehr charmanten Tricks bedient: Er lässt einen angeblichen Vorfahren, den Ritter Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, einen Brief voller kluger Tipps und Lebensweisheiten an seine Kinder schreiben, die – natürlich – bis heute Gültigkeit haben. Was ist wirklich wichtig im Leben? Diese Frage stellt sich der Ritter Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke im Jahr 1483 am Vorabend einer großen Schlacht. Aus Furcht, seine vier Kinder vielleicht nicht aufwachsen zu sehen, hinterlässt er ihnen einen langen Brief. In zwanzig wunderschönen kleinen Fabeln schildert er, wie ein jeder seinem Leben Schönheit und Bedeutung verleihen kann, indem er Werte wie Dankbarkeit, Freundschaft und Ehrlichkeit zur Grundlage seines Handelns macht. Im Gewand eines mittelalterlichen Handbuchs für Ritter, versehen mit zwanzig feinen Zeichnungen seiner Ehefrau Ryan, erzählt Ethan Hawke eine bezaubernde Geschichte, die uns erkennen lässt, worauf es wirklich ankommt.

Der Ritter


Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608937756


Page: 564

View: 6101

The Knight


Author: Steven James

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800732707

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 3048

Realizing that a serial killer has been using clues from an ancient manuscript as a blueprint for murderous acts, FBI criminologist Patrick Bowers races against time to prevent a next attack before discovering that he may be the intended victim. Original.

The Knight

A Portrait of Europe's Warrior Elite


Author: Alan Baker

Publisher: Wiley


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1220

An up-close introduction to the most admired warriors in history "They mounted their horses, grasped the lances made of fine Bordeaux Steel, closed the visors of their helmets, and made their way to their stations for the first course. Spurring their horses on, they advanced toward each other at full gallop, lowering their lances as they approached. The tip of Clifford's lance caught Boucmel high on his breastplate and was deflected off . . . directly into the young squire's mail hood, piercing his neck clean through." This tragic account of an ambitious young Frenchman's senseless death during a "friendly" joust with an English knight underscores the ever-present danger that stalked the flower of European youth in the Middle Ages. In The Knight, you'll meet John Boucmel, Nicholas Clifford, and scores of other warriors who risked their lives to fill the medieval lists and battlefields in a relentless quest for fame, glory, and victory. This vivid, fast-paced narrative whisks you from the blood-soaked fields of Normandy in the Hundred Years' War to the battered walls of Jerusalem in the first Crusade, from a sumptuous feast in an English castle to the pomp and pageantry of a spectacular thirty-day jousting tournament. You'll discover how knights were trained; how they paid for their expensive weapons, armor, and horses; and how the solemn vows they took influenced their behavior both on and off the battlefield. Discover the truth behind the countless legends of the Age of Chivalry in The Knight.

The Knight and the Dragon


Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524739219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1109

What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it?s no ordinary battle since the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor?s things to find out how to fight a knight!?Spontaneity of line and feeling are backed by zesty colors and a jovial, tongue-in-cheek tone to which children can relate?A top springtime choice.? --Booklist?There?s a swirl of good-humored life to the book.? --The New York Times Book Review

The Knight and the Blast Furnace

A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period


Author: Alan R. Williams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004124985

Category: History

Page: 954

View: 6805

The suit of armour distinguishes the European Middle Ages & Renaissance. This book tells its story from the 14th to the 17th century, and the making of its steel. The metallurgy of 600 armours has been analysed, and their probable effectiveness in battle assessed.

Angel of the Knight


Author: Diana Hall

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460359496

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6590

'Twas a Hellish Match What else could Falke de Chretian call it when he was unwillingly betrothed to a woman of few attractions and many secrets? But the Lady Gwendolyn hid a golden self beneath a drab exterior, and is heart was soon divided 'twixt her and a nameless night angel—a woman both mysterious…and strangely familiar! Though dismissed as the homely "Lady Wren," Gwendolyn was the true guardian spirit of her rightful lands, ministering tot he sick and helping the needy. Yet her soul slumbered in silent loneliness, until awakened by the earthly charms of devilish Falke de Chretian.

The Book of the Knight of the Tower

Landry, which He Made for the Instruction of His Daughters (by Way of Selection).


Author: Geoffroy de La Tour Landry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4601

The Knight on His Quest

Symbolic Patterns of Transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


Author: Piotr Sadowski

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135800

Category: Poetry

Page: 289

View: 342

This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the contents of the narrative in their entirety and to take full advantage of the poem's exceptional and widely praised harmony of structure and design. Within that design, Sadowski focuses on the poem's presentation of the main protagonist and his adventures, seen first of all as a generalized metaphor of the human life understood as a spiritual quest, and, in a more historical sense, as an expression and critique of certain ideals, values, and anxieties that characterized the late medieval institutions of the court, chivalry, and the Church. Sadowski built the interpretive framework of Sir Gawain from an eclectic theoretical base that he believes is most valuable and useful in approaching medieval literature. The main focus of the study remains the literary text itself, created by an author who communicates his view of the world through the poem.

The Knight


Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575085991

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3243

THE WIZARD KNIGHT springs from the myths, legends and literature of times past. A teenager passes from Earth to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he is given a hero's adult body and named Able. Though forced to act as a man, inside he is still a boy, even as he sets off to find his destined sword and become a knight. In his quest he battles giants, meets gods, heroes and a sorceress (who repeatedly tries to seduce him), and serves the mercurial dragon king Arnthor in a was that could end everything.

The Knight in History


Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062016652

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2936

"A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."--Los Angeles Times

The Lady and the Knight


Author: Lois Greiman

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 1617508772

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 9742

The Lady and the Knight is a nominee for the coveted Rita award. It is the first novel in Lois Greiman's extremely popular Highland Brides series; As children three cousins have made a wish for true love upon a magical dragon amulet, little realizing how daring their destinies will be.


The Knight with the Lion


Author: Hartmann Von Aue

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803273313

Category: Poetry

Page: 149

View: 5400

Few stories were as widely known during the Middle Ages as the account of Iwein and Laudine, which appeared in French, Welsh, English, Norse, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, and two German variants. The older German version, that by the Swabian nobleman Hartmann von Aue, won instant popularity and became a model of form, style, and language for the many courtly epics which his countrymen composed up to the beginning of the modern period. In recent years, his Iwein has enjoyed a remarkable revival among medieval scholars as traditional interpretations have been challenged by new ones.

Alvin the Knight


Author: Ulf Lofgren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876146989

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 32

View: 8635

When Alvin visits a museum and sees an exhibit of medieval costumes, he is suddenly drawn into an imaginary adventure where he gets the opportunity to prove his skill as a knight in a medieval land of kings and castles.

Secrets of the Knight


Author: Julia Latham

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061982768

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6554

A knight never reveals her secrets . . . When young Diana Winslow arrived at Castle Bannaster, her beauty and bravery disguised beneath a servant's dress, she had no idea her life would change forever. But now the cruel and lecherous Viscount Bannaster lies dead—and the novice Bladeswoman cannot escape her guilt. Nothing, not even fighting for the Crown, can erase her fears . . . especially when she comes face to face with Thomas, the viscount's startlingly seductive brother. Desperate to keep him from discovering the truth, Diana attempts a daring abduction. But all her skills as a knight are no defense against the powerful, irresistible nobleman who has just become her prisoner. A man with a mystery of his own. A man who eyes her so hungrily, so wantonly, that he could tempt her to give up all her secrets for one wicked night in his arms . . .

The Knight Years

Stories from a Young Pastor


Author: Dr. Blair F. Rorabaugh

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449759750

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 1488

Pastors see people at their best and worst, but clergy are also human. An idealistic trust of his new congregation creates challenges for the naive pastor. Seeing his calling to be a conquering Knight, he goes forth into the Kingdom for his heavenly King, while the flock feels just fine, don’t disturb us. Relax and enjoy the light and heavy sides of ministry from the perspective of a young pastor. What should a pastor not omit in premarital counseling? Why was reconciliation needed at a wedding? What happens when there is a wolf in the flock? The Knight Years is going to bless people. It will bring back memories for old pastors. New pastors will enjoy it, because it gives them something for which to look ahead.” Nancy Tapsfield, Editor. Read a story each day from The Knight Years and pray for your pastor.