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Chivalry and courtliness: colliding constructs

Crouch, David

Authors

David Crouch



Abstract

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.

Citation

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

Deposit Date Dec 19, 2014
Publicly Available Date
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Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed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,
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/370388