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Chivalry and courtliness: colliding constructs

Crouch, David


David Crouch


The explanation of noble conduct in the middle ages has become focussed on two themes, the code of chivalry and the constructed habitus of courtliness. This chapter reviews the historiography and validity of the concepts and suggests that the imprecise epistemology ofhistorians isleading to unnecessary confusion.


Crouch, D. Chivalry and courtliness: colliding constructs. . The University of Hull

Deposit Date Dec 19, 2014
Journal Soldiers, nobles and gentlemen: essays in honour of Maurice Keen
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
ISBN 978-1 84383-486-1
Keywords chivalry, courtliness, conduct, aristocracy, habitus, epistemology, historiography,
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