9780199244584

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

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    9780199244584

  • ISBN10:

    0199244588

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-21
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Prologue 1(4)
PART I. ISSUES AND APPROACHES
5(36)
The Problem of Public Order and the Knights
11(19)
The High Middle Ages and Order
11(1)
Three Witnesses
12(7)
Context: Socio-Economic and Institutional Change
19(3)
Evidence from Chivalric Literature
22(6)
Conclusion
28(2)
Evidence on Chivalry and its Interpretation
30(11)
Did Knights Read Romance?
30(3)
Is Chivalric Literature Hopelessly Romantic?
33(3)
The Framework of Institutions and Ideas
36(5)
PART II. THE LINK WITH CLERGIE
41(48)
Knights and Piety
45(18)
Lay Piety, Lay Independence
45(8)
Chivalric Mythology
53(4)
Knights and Hermits
57(6)
Clergie, Chevalerie, and Reform
63(26)
Clerical Praise for Knightly Militia
64(9)
Clerical Strictures on Knightly Malitia
73(8)
The Church and Governing Power
81(3)
The Force of Ideas
84(5)
PART III. THE LINK WITH ROYAUTE
89(32)
Chevalerie and Royaute
93(14)
Royal Stance on War and Violence
93(5)
Capetian Kingship and Chivalry
98(4)
The Balance Sheet
102(5)
English Kingship, Chivalry, and Literature
107(14)
Royal Ideology and Enforcement
107(4)
The Evidence of Literature
111(10)
PART IV. THE AMBIVALENT FORCE OF CHIVALRY
121(177)
The Privileged Practice of Violence: Worship of the Demi-god Prowess
129(32)
Identification of Chivalry with Prowess
135(14)
Competition
149(6)
Conclusion
155(6)
Knighthood in Action
161(28)
A Delight in War and Tournament
161(4)
The Fact of Fear? Voices for Peace?
165(4)
Conduct of War
169(7)
Looting and Destruction
176(9)
Loyalty
185(4)
Social Dominance of Knights
189(20)
Chivalry and Nobility
189(4)
The Role of Largesse
193(6)
The Role of Chivalric Mythology (Revisited)
199(6)
The Role of Formal Manners
205(4)
Knights, Ladies, and Love
209(22)
The Variety of Voices
210(5)
Male Bonding
215(4)
The Link with Prowess
219(6)
Sexual Violence
225(6)
Chanson de Geste and Reform
231(22)
The Song of Aspremont
232(5)
The Crowning of Louis
237(7)
Raoul de Cambrai
244(9)
Quest and Questioning in Romance
253(20)
The Quest of the Holy Grail
253(8)
The Death of King Arthur
261(4)
Robert the Devil/Sir Gowther
265(8)
Chivalric Self-Criticism and Reform
273(25)
The Romance of the Wings
273(2)
The Book of the Order of Chivalry
275(5)
L'Histoire de Guillaume le Marechal
280(4)
Geoffroi de Charny, Livre de chevalerie
284(4)
Thomas Malory, Morte Darthur
288(10)
EPILOGUE
298(13)
The Essex Rebellion and the Bouteville Affair
299(3)
Dissolving the Fusion of Chivalric Elements
302(2)
Prowess and Honour
304(3)
Prowess and Piety
307(1)
Prowess and Status
308(3)
Bibliography 311(20)
Index 331

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