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Knight's helmet with chain mail neck defence, pale grey cover, FURUSIYYA in silver font above.


The Art of Chivalry between East and West

By (author) Snoek Publishers/Exhibitions International


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  • Explores the ancient roots of chivalry and the different chivalric codes that developed around the world
  • Published to accompany an exhibition at the Louvre, Abu Dhabi from 19 February to 30 May 2020
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Furusiyya in the East meets Chivalry in the West. Discover how these distinct practices of combat and knightly values led to a specific culture in the Islamic East and the largely Christian West.

This unique exhibition explores the ancient roots of chivalry as well as the role of a knight in combat and the different chivalric codes that developed around the world, from Iraq and Syria in the East, to France and Spain in the West. With over 130 rare artworks from the 10th to the beginning of the 16th centuries, including spectacular arms, armour, and rare manuscripts, readers will discover how some of these practices and the knightly spirit became a past time, and how some of them continue around the world to this day.

Exhibitions International
20th Mar 2020
United Kingdom and Ireland
285 mm x 240 mm
208 Pages
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