The Resource The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France, Eric Jager

The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France, Eric Jager

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The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France
Title
The last duel
Title remainder
a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jager
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a huge crowd gathers at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death meant to "prove" which man's cause is right in God's sight. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the devastating Hundred Years' War between France and England, as enemy troops pillage the land, madness haunts the French court, the Great Schism splits the Church, Muslim armies threaten Christendom, and rebellion, treachery, and plague turn the lives of all into toys of Fortune."
  • "At the heart of the tale is Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight who returns from combat in Scotland to find his wife, Marguerite, accusing Jacques Le Gris, her husband's old friend and fellow courtier, of brutally raping her. The knight takes his cause before the teenage King Charles VI, the highest judge in France. Amid Le Gris's vociferous claims of innocence and doubts about the now pregnant Marguerite's charges (and about the paternity of her child), the deadlocked court decrees a "trial by combat" that leaves her fate, too, in the balance. For if her husband and champion loses the duel, she will be put to death as a false accuser."
  • "Carrouges and Le Gris, in full armor, eventually meet on a walled field in Paris before a massive crowd that includes the king and many nobles of the realm. A fierce fight on horseback and then on foot ensues during which both combatants suffer wounds - but only one is fatal. The violent and tragic episode was notorious in its time owing to the nature of the alleged crime, the legal impasse it provoked, and the resulting trial by combat, an ancient but increasingly suspect institution that was thereafter abolished."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jager, Eric
Dewey number
394/.8/09440902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KJV8690.A82
LC item number
J34 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wager of battle
  • Dueling
  • Crime
  • Scandals
  • France
Label
The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France, Eric Jager
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue -- Part one. Carrouges -- The feud -- Battle and siege -- The crime of crimes -- The challenge -- The inquiry -- Part two. The judgment of God -- Oaths and last words -- Mortal combat -- Convent and crusade -- Epilogue -- Appendix : The quarrel's aftermath
Control code
ocm54806068
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780767914161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004045747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54806068
Label
The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by combat in medieval France, Eric Jager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue -- Part one. Carrouges -- The feud -- Battle and siege -- The crime of crimes -- The challenge -- The inquiry -- Part two. The judgment of God -- Oaths and last words -- Mortal combat -- Convent and crusade -- Epilogue -- Appendix : The quarrel's aftermath
Control code
ocm54806068
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780767914161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004045747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54806068

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