Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Love

Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Love

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Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Love shows that these two interlinked medieval era concepts are best understood in light of each other. It is the first book to explore the multicultural origins of chivalry and courtly love in tandem, tracing their sources back to the ancient world, then follow their developmenta€”separately and togethera€”through medieval life and literature. In addition to examining the history of chivalry and courtly love, this remarkable volume looks at their enduring legacya€”not just in popular media but in molding our present-day concepts of human rights, professional ethics, military conduct, and gender relations. Readers will see how understanding the tenets of the chivalrous life helps us understand our own world today.By making the French knight Saladina#39;s instructor, the author redresses the balance of the equation so that Saladina#39;s ... The most widespread of all Western chivalric manuals was perhaps Ramon Llulla#39;s Libre del orde de cavayleria (Book of the Order of Chivalry) of around 1275 to 1283. ... His celebrated collection of mystical love poems, The Book of the Lover and the Beloved, which appears 108 anbsp;...

Title:Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Love
Author:Jennifer G. Wollock
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-04-07


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