In chivalry and violence in medieval europe richard kaeuper explores the concept of chivalry in an attempt to understand its true nature and place in medieval society he takes into consideration the tendency of early writers and more modern historians to take a romantic view or a cynical view of chivalry based on prejudices. 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. Medieval europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder this study reveals that chivalry was just as much a part of this problem as it was its solution chivalry praised heroic violence by knights and fused such displays of prowess with honour piety high status and attractiveness to women though the vast body of chivalric literature praised chivalry as . Chivalry as dispassionately as possible and now and then manage to write of chivalry in a tone other than the reverential such efforts in no way diminish an appreciation of the vast investment in chivalry by medieval people or of the vast importance attributed to chivalry by modern analyses that may go well. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied
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