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Chivalry denotes the ideals and practices considered suitable for a noble. The word itself is reminiscent of the aristocratic society of medieval France dominated by mounted warriors. As early as the eleventh century, several different views of chivalric standards and behavior had appeared. During the next four hundred years, these conceptions of the ideal nobleman were developed by and for the feudal ruling class. Sidney Painter studies chivalry from the perspectives of both social history and the history of ideas. The first chapter provides readers unfamiliar with medieval history the background required for understanding the chapters on chivalry.

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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface
  2. Sidney Painter
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. I. The Nobles of France
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  1. II. Feudal Chivalry
  2. pp. 28-64
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  1. III. Religious Chivalry
  2. pp. 65-93
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  1. IV. Courtly Love
  2. pp. 95-148
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  1. V. Criticisms and Compromises
  2. pp. 149-172
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9781421433172
Related ISBN
9781421433165
MARC Record
OCLC
1131897319
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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