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Re: Knightly Duties

        Reply to:   RE>>Knightly Duties

Lady Thalia writes:
          What 13th Century Code of Chivalry are you referring to?  Is
          this an actual text?  Or more of a compilation based on
          actions?  I would enjoy a discussion of actual period
          chivalric codes and/or attitudes.

Don't know if this is what he was reffing or not, but there is the
Libre del Orde de Cavayleria (Book of the Order of Chivalry) by
Raymond Lull from the 13th century. [There is also the L'Ordene
de chevalerie (The Order of Chivalry), a 12th cent. text dealing
with rules and ceremony of the order.]

Lull's work was evidently read in Latin, French, and also translated
into English.

You can find copies of Lull in English as "The Book of the Order of 
Chivalry" ed. by somebody Byles (?) (I think). For some reason, it
occurs to me that I have seen this in somebody's house back home,
but I can't remember whose. (Dafydd? Strykar? Thorvald? Ishmael?
feh...I'm getting old...all the glorious libraries of days gone by, running 
together like former lovers...)

branwynn ottersby