French Chivalry: Chivalric Ideas and Practices in Mediaeval France
The author describes the various ideas that may be called chivalric, illustrates their nature and content from contemporary literature, and attempts to show what effect they had on the ethical principles and practices of the feudal nobility.
Paperback, 179 pages
Published September 30th 1957 by Cornell University Press
(first published December 1st 1940)
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Excellent source book! I used this book as an outside source for a paper on medieval society as viewed through the Lais of Marie de France. Captivating. I will finish off the other chapters once I stop reading my trashy romance novels (in other words, it may be a while!).