2.5 / 3 stars
Quite interesting, historically speaking. Authoress clearly has her own prejudices, but tries for neutrality in presenting her material, all the while still shaped by the sensibilities and mores of our period.
A fascinating look at the psyche and life in 14th century, as well as the text in translation and the revisions and changes it underwent throughout the centuries.
Fashions, attitudes about marriage, courtship, morals, class distinctions, noblesse oblige, equality, education, literacy, religion, etc.
One of many valuable resources of life in the Middle Ages, though far from unbiased. The source material itself is biased.
Written in 1372 by Sir Geoffrey Tour de Landry as a book of cautionary tales and manners for his daughters, it survived centuries. Two other contemporary books are cited frequently, as well as frequent explanations and commentary by Barnhouse. So, you are getting much more than just the text of the Book of the Knight here.