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Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe Richard Kaeuper

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe Richard Kaeuper Reply with quote



This original and authoritative text reveals how chivalry was part of the problem of violence in medieval Europe, not merely it's solution. The ideal was to internalize restraint in knights, but a close reading of chivalric literature shows chivalry also praised heroic violence by knights. This fascinating book lays bare the conflicts and paradoxes surrounding the concept of chivalry in medieval Europe.

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"very well written which for $85 it would want to be. explains the mindset of a medieval knight. corrects the modern fantasy of the upright chaste noble knight and shows him how he actually was, by his standards not ours" POLEHAMMER

"Bringing together the insights of leading historians of medieval chivalry and those of literary scholars, two parallel fields whose practitioners do not always communicate as frequently or fruitfully with each other as they should, is the major contribution of Kaeuper's elegant synthesis." --Speculum

"A vibrantly written book...Kaeuper has taken chivalry out of the knight's court and revealed its presence and importance throughout many layers of medieval society." --Historian
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350 pages;
ISBN13: 978-0-19-820730-6
ISBN10: 0-19-820730-1
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it book that may be borrowed? I promise that I don't crack spines. Did i mention that in the hate topic. It's quite criminal. Can you bring it along on thursday if possible?
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