Chivalry and courtliness: colliding constructs
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.
|Journal||Soldiers, nobles and gentlemen: essays in honour of Maurice Keen|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||Crouch, D. Chivalry and courtliness: colliding constructs. The University of Hull|
|Keywords||chivalry, courtliness, conduct, aristocracy, habitus, epistemology, historiography,|