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Richard W. Kaeuper, «Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe»

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Richard W. Kaeuper, «Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe»

Richard W. Kaeuper, «Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe»
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0198207301 | 1999 Year | PDF | 1 Mb | 352 Pages


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.