Medieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder. Professor Kaeuper's study reveals that chivalry was just as much a part of this problem as it was its solution. Chivalry praised heroic violence by knights, and fused such displays of prowess with honour, piety, high-status, and attractiveness to women. Though the ...Read MoreMedieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder. Professor Kaeuper's study reveals that chivalry was just as much a part of this problem as it was its solution. Chivalry praised heroic violence by knights, and fused such displays of prowess with honour, piety, high-status, and attractiveness to women. Though the vast body of chivalric literature praised chivalry as necessary to civilization, most texts also worried over knightly violence, criticized the ideals and practices of chivalry, and often proposed reforms. The knights themselves joined the debate, absorbing some reforms, ignoring others, sometimes proposing their own. The interaction of chivalry with major governing institutions (church and state) emerging at that time was similarly complex - kings and clerics both needed and feared the force of the knighthood. This book lays bare these conflicts and paradoxes which surrounded the concept of chivalry in medieval Europe.Read Less
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New. This item is printed on demand. This original and authoritative text reveals how chivalry was part of the problem of violence in medieval Europe, not merely its solution. The ideal was to internalize restraint in knights, but a close reading of chivalric.
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Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 1 x 6.4 x 9.4 inches. Text has unobtrusive very light pencil notes in margins on scattered pages. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean and square. Binding is tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Text block is clean. DJ is clean, bright and unmarked.
Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
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