French Chivalry: Chivalric Ideas and Practices in Mediaeval France
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French Chivalry: Chivalric Ideas and Practices in Mediaeval France

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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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Concise and well-researched. Occasionally drops into french, doesn't insult the reader's intelligence. A pleasant de-romanticisation of the knightly image.
Aug 12, 2009 Amanda marked it as unfinished
Recommends it for: medieval French history buffs
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!).
Madeline W
very amusing!
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