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Re: Tirant as an example of Chivalry
Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
Greetings from Tibor
Having taught on 'Tirant' and other literature from the period let me give
you a hint. Chivalry in period is something between equals of social
standing and/or ability. If you read a particularly brutal encounter you
will often find it is in terms of punishing a transgressor who is unworthy of
better treatment. Unrepentent heathens are fair game as are dishonorable
knights or pretenders to the knightly class.
This is well said, and is what I only faintly alluded to in my last post.
Medieval Society was a Society of class structure, and disdain for the
outremer. I would not dare to treat others in our Society in that fashion.
Nor would such behavior be tolerated.
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