The Resource Troubadour's song : the capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart, David Boyle

Troubadour's song : the capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart, David Boyle

Label
Troubadour's song : the capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart
Title
Troubadour's song
Title remainder
the capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart
Statement of responsibility
David Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On his way back from the Third Crusade in 1192, Richard the Lionheart, one of England's most famous and romantic kings, was shipwrecked and stranded near Venice. Trying to make his way home in disguise, he was arrested and handed over to Henry VI, the Holy Roman Emperor, who held him for ransom. Truly a king's ransom - one quarter of the entire wealth of England - was paid by Richard's powerful mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, to secure his release." "In chronicling one of the most storied incidents in medieval history, The Troubadour's Song opens a new window on the turbulent late twelfth century, when the realities of violence and geopolitics were juxtaposed against chivalric ideals, courts of love, and unparalleled tolerance. According to legend, Blondel - a twelfth-century troubadour and Richard's faithful minstrel - journeyed across central Europe singing a song he knew Richard would recognize in hope of finding the king. Whether Blondel actually sang under castle towers in search of his friend or not, David Boyle brings to life the evocative world of the troubadours, the emergence of Gothic cathedrals such as Chartres and a new culture of music, romance, and chivalry." "Retracing and rediscovering Richard's secret journey across the Alps in winter, The Troubadour's Song uncovers for the first time the full story of the arrest of Europe's most powerful king, two thousand miles from home, and the crippling effects of his gigantic ransom. David Boyle recreates the drama of the Third Crusade and the dynamic power politics and personalities of this pivotal era."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyle, David
Dewey number
942.03/2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA207
LC item number
.B69 2005b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richard
  • Blondel
  • Great Britain
  • Troubadours
  • Crusades
  • Great Britain
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Blondel
  • Richard
  • Crusades (Third : 1189-1192)
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Crusades
  • Imprisonment
  • Kings and rulers
  • Troubadours
  • Great Britain
Label
Troubadour's song : the capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart, David Boyle
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Blondel's song. London ; New York : Viking, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-351) 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
The legend of Blondel -- The courts of love -- The Age of Light -- Paris and Jerusalem -- Acre -- Setting sail -- Disguise -- Blondel's song -- Prison -- A king's ransom -- The return of the King -- The very last day of chivalry -- The legend of Blondel, reprise -- Appendix. Richard's prison song : written in captivity, Summer 1193
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 369 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756930042
Label
Troubadour's song : the capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart, David Boyle
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Blondel's song. London ; New York : Viking, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-351) 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
The legend of Blondel -- The courts of love -- The Age of Light -- Paris and Jerusalem -- Acre -- Setting sail -- Disguise -- Blondel's song -- Prison -- A king's ransom -- The return of the King -- The very last day of chivalry -- The legend of Blondel, reprise -- Appendix. Richard's prison song : written in captivity, Summer 1193
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 369 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756930042

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