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The Knight without the Sword - A Social Landscape of Malorian Chivalry

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Behind the chivalrous facade of Malory's work Kim detects the anxieties and aspirations of the real fifteenth entury aristocracy.... Weiterlesen
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Klappentext

Behind the chivalrous facade of Malory's work Kim detects the anxieties and aspirations of the real fifteenth entury aristocracy.



Inhalt

Part 1 Introduction: the three contenders; the gentry; chivalry in the 15th century; Odysseus and Ajax. Part 2 The economy of love: romance and the land; Malorian paradigms of love; propertied love; unpropertied love; the end of the dichotomy. Part 3 The politics of loyalty and friendship: romance, vassalage, and camaraderie; 15th-century political society; questing and politicking; an archetype of good lordship; the origin of a new cycle. Part 4 The myth of gentility and gentleness: two ideas of gentility; the horizon of the Malorian gentleman; gentle knight versus noble knight; the demilitarization of knighthood. Part 5 Conclusion.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Knight without the Sword - A Social Landscape of Malorian Chivalry
Autor:
EAN: 9780859916035
ISBN: 978-0-85991-603-5
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: D. S. Brewer
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 168
Gewicht: 426g
Größe: H242mm x B160mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2000