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Published: 13 June 2019

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780198782940

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The Chivalric Turn

Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

David Crouch

Oxford Studies in Medieval European History

  • Examines the medieval obsession with defining and practising superior conduct
  • Offers the first serious examination of the Enlightenment view which equated chivalry with nobility
  • Draws on the narratives of lay people giving their opinion on their own society and its problems
  • Uses a considerable range of twelfth- and thirteenth-century literature in the European vernaculars and in Latin