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Re: Tirant as an example of Chivalry

Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>

Greetings from Tibor

Deirdre wrote:
  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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