By Christopher Gravett
Like every warrior periods all through historical past medieval knights engaged in army video games, partially in coaching for warfare and partially for natural recreation. From their usually brutal origins within the tenth century to the gaudy pageantry and eventual decline of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, tournaments have been the centre of the knightly existence. similar to the armoured and surcoated knight on his caparisoned charger is still the epitome of the chivalric excellent. Christopher Gravett explores the historical past of the event from its chaotic beginnings to its extra formal, 'civilised' incarnation, describing many of the 'events' and gear which got here into use.
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Reproduced below are some of his precepts on family and domestic life. If you are a wise man, bring up a son who shall be pleasing to Ptah. If he conforms his conduct to your way and occupies himself with your affairs as is right, do to him all the good you can; he is your son, a person attached to you whom your own self has begotten. Separate not your heart from him . . But if he conducts himself ill and transgresses your wish, if he rejects all counsel, if his mouth goes according to the evil word, strike him on the mouth in return.
W]e raised you up and devoted our utmost care to your upbringing, sparing nothing that appeared profitable for your welfare and training in all that was best. But now—since indulgence must be accorded to the errors of youth—have done with all that scorn of respect towards us and return to saner ways, reflecting that God also is distressed at acts of effrontery to a father, since He is himself Father of the whole human race and regards himself as a partner in the indignity done to those who bear the same title as himself, when they do not obtain from their children what is their due” .
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