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Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe
Author: Richard W. Kaeuper
ISBN 13: 9780199244584
ISBN 10: 199244588
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-06-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
List Price: $69.00

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.