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Chivalry and violence in medieval Europe

by Richard W. Kaeuper

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Knights and knighthood,
  • Chivalry,
  • Chivalry in literature,
  • Medieval Civilization

  • About the Edition

    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 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. Includes information on Arthur, Bors, Capetian dynasty, Geoffroi de Charny, Christ, crusade, England, France, Gawain, grail, Pope Gregory VII, Queen Guinevere, Hector, hermits, Lancelot, Lawman, Raymond Llull, William Marshal, Pellinor, Perceval, Don Pero NIno, Richard I, Roland, Round Table, tournaments, Tristam (Tristan), Chretien de Troyes, William of Orange, Sir Yvain, etc.

    Edition Notes

    StatementRichard W. Kaeuper
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCR4513 .K34 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 338 p.
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27024158M
    ISBN 100199244588
    ISBN 109780199244584
    OCLC/WorldCa45350048

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    Violence was endemic in the medieval world, to an extent most modern people find shocking. Violence was part and parcel of the public world of institutions [church, state, chivalry] and the private world of households. In an age of dynamic expansion it wa. The European Middle Ages have long attracted popular interest as an era characterised by violence, whether a reflection of societal brutality and lawlessness or part of a romantic vision of chivalry. Violence in Medieval Europe engages with current scholarly debate about the degree to which medieval European society was in fact shaped by such forces. Drawing on a wide .

    The book is carefully and elegantly written, and the arguments are abundantly documented. He is author of Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe and coeditor (with Elspeth Kennedy) of The Book of Chivalry of Geoffroi de Charny: Text, Context, and Translation, the latter also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.   Violence in Medieval Europe provides both an original take on the subject and an illuminating synthesis of recent and classic scholarship. It will be invaluable to students and scholars of history, medieval studies and related areas, for the light it casts not just on violence, but on the evolution of the medieval political : Taylor And Francis.


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He takes into consideration the tendency of early writers and more modern historians to take a romantic view or a cynical view of chivalry based on prejudices. In his book Cited by: Medieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder.

This 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 Author: Richard Kaeuper. In Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe, Richard Kaeuper explores the concept of chivalry in an attempt to understand its true nature and place in medieval society.

He takes into consideration the tendency of early writers and more modern historians to take a romantic view or a cynical view of chivalry based on prejudices. In his book /5(6). 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 literature shows chivalry also praised heroic violence by knights/5.

The ambiguities of the chivalry and the tensions that it creates in a civil society are fruitfully explored in Richard W. Kaeuper's Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe (Years Work in English Studies) Kaeuper's argument is not only convincing, but Chivalry and violence in medieval Europe book presentation of the tensions throughout is quite captivating (The Medieval Review)The book is fun to read, full of ideas and /5(4).

Chivalry and violence in medieval Europe. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Kaeuper.

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.

Medieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder. Professor Kaeuper's original and authoritative 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.

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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 literature shows chivalry also praised heroic violence by knights.

This fascinating book lays bare the conflicts and paradoxes surrounding the concept of chivalry in. The Book of Chivalry (French: Livre de chevalerie) was written by the knight Geoffroi de Charny (c) sometime around the early s.

The treatise is intended to explain the appropriate qualities for a knight, reform the behavior of the fighting classes, and defend the chivalric ethos against its critics, mainly in clerical circles. 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.

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Chivalry praised heroic violence by knights, and fused such displays of prowess with honour, piety, high status, and attractiveness to women/5(5). that significant signs of change appear only in post-medieval Europe. For the medieval centuries Elias’s questions could stimulate further close investigation along many lines of enquiry, at least one of which is taken up in the chapters that follow: the complex connections of Cited by:   But he also insists that chivalry is more than a timeless warrior code.

Kaeuper has devoted his career to changing these misconceptions, with books such as Holy Warriors: The Religious Ideology of Chivalry (University of Pennsylvania, ) and Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe (Clarendon Press, ).Author: Ancient-Origins. 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 : $ Medieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder. Professor Kaeuper's original and authoritative study reveals that chivalry was not simply part of the solution.

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Emerging in the medieval period, chivalry embodied ideals that elite warriors cherished and practices that formed their profession. In this major new overview, Richard Kaeuper examines how chivalry made sense of violence and war, making it tolerable for elite fighters rather than non-knightly or sub-knightly populations.

The European Middle Ages have long attracted popular interest as an era characterised by violence, whether a reflection of societal brutality and lawlessness or part of a romantic vision of chivalry.

Violence in Medieval Europe engages with current scholarly debate about the degree to which medieval European society was in fact shaped by such /5. Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is an informal, varying code of conduct developed between and It was associated with the medieval Christian institution of knighthood; knights' and gentlewomen's behaviours were governed [when?] by chivalrous social codes.

The ideals of chivalry were popularized in medieval literature, particularly the literary cycles known as the .The European Middle Ages have long attracted popular interest as an era characterised by violence, whether a reflection of societal brutality and lawlessness or part of a romantic vision of chivalry.

Violence in Medieval Europe engages with current scholarly debate about the degree to which medieval European society was in fact shaped by such.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 literature shows chivalry also praised heroic violence by knights. This fascinating book lays bare the conflicts and paradoxes.