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- DescriptionMedieval society was dominated by its knights and bles. The literature created in medieval Europe was primarily a literature of knightly deeds, and the modern imagination has also been captured by these leaders and warriors. This book explores the nature of the bility, focusing on France in the High Middle Ages (11th-13th centuries). Constance Brittain Bouchard examines their families; their relationships with peasants, townspeople, and clerics; and the images of them fashioned in medieval literary texts. She incorporates throughout a consideration of ble women and the bility's attitude toward women. Research in the last two generations has modified and expanded modern understanding of who knights and bles were; how they used authority, war, and law; and what position they held within the broader society. Even the concepts of feudalism, courtly love, and chivalry, once thought to be self-evident aspects of medieval society, have been seriously questioned. Bouchard presents bold new interpretations of medieval literature as both reflecting and criticizing the role of the bility and their behavior. She offers the first synthesis of this scholarship in accessible form, inviting general readers as well as students and professional scholars to a new understanding of aristocratic role and function.
- Author BiographyConstance Brittain Bouchard is Distinguished Professor of Medieval History at the University of Akron. Among her many books are Every Valley Shall Be Exalted, Strong of Body, Brave and Noble, Holy Entrepreneurs, and Sword, Miter, and Cloister, all from Cornell.
- Author(s)Constance Brittain Bouchard
- PublisherCornell University Press
- Date of Publication02/04/1998
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationIthaca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCornell University Press
- Content Note15
- Weight342 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
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