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War and Noble Power

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

in War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.003.013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the role of war in the construction of the nobility's power. War could foster competition between great lords or enforce collaboration. Noble kinship networks were important in ... More


‘Récits d'Armes et/ou d'Amour’: Love, Prowess, and Chivalric Masculinity

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on romances of innamoramento which feature a young knight who proves his worth by performing great deeds of valour inspired by his love for a high-born woman whom he eventually ... More


The Last Year of the Old Regime

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the transition of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from a company to a corporation. It suggests that the announcement of the new Governors of the BBC as a corporation ... More


The Social Function of Courtly Romance

Ad Putter

in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the social function of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the romantic works of Chretien de Troyes. It questions the assumption that Arthurian romance displays a resentment and ... More


Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330

Sam Conedera, SJ

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265954
eISBN:
9780823266968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265954.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ecclesiastical Knights is a spirituality study of the three military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcántara in León-Castile from the twelfth to the early fourteenth centuries. It explores the ... More


Knighthood in Action

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explains the role of worship and violence practised by knights on the tourney field, in a raiding party, and on the battlefield. Passionate belief in tournament as the ideal sport ... More


The County Élite: Development And Kinship

Simon Payling

in Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202097
eISBN:
9780191675140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202097.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

The families that formed the social elite of the county in the early fifteenth century were, in general, individually wealthier and corporately less numerous than their early-fourteenth-century ... More


Conclusion

Simon Payling

in Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202097
eISBN:
9780191675140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202097.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This study has emphasized the political independence and influence of a small elite of early fifteenth-century Nottinghamshire gentry families distinguished from their gentry neighbours by wealth and ... More


New Beginnings in the Social System

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

One of the consequences of the great changes among literate groups was the fact that from the Staufen period, there were social doctrines whose writers distinctly differed from older authors in their ... More


He will have to be Sir Lawrence: World War Two

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the experiences of William Lawrence Bragg during World War II. Bragg became directly involved in war-work in the autumn of 1940, when he was asked by the Ministry of Supply ... More


Rationing and Reconstruction

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

After the war, Beveridge was knighted and made permanent secretary to the Ministry of Food, responsible for rationing and price control. He drafted a programme for the new department, advocating the ... More


Good knights and holy men: reading the virtue of soldier-saints in medieval literary genres

Andrew Lynch

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In the legends of soldier saints, sanctity becomes renegotiated through the concept of knighthood. In mystery plays, Arthurian romance, and hagiography, knighthood is used as a prism to reflect on ... More


Conclusion

Brendan Smith

in Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199594757
eISBN:
9780191756313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Irish did not wish to uproot the settlement in Louth, favouring instead a type of tributary lordship which allowed them to extort resources from the settlers. The aims of the English in the area ... More


A New Vice Chancellor

Peter Mansfield

in The Long Road to Stockholm: The Story of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - An Autobiography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664542
eISBN:
9780191758461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664542.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, History of Physics

Shortly after joining the University, Colin Campbell, the Vice Chancellor summoned a meeting offering to help establish a new MRI building. This was opened by the Health Secretary, Virginia ... More


Contrasting Kingly and Knightly Masculinities in Barbour’s <i>Bruce</i>

Sergi Mainer

in Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403894
eISBN:
9781474430951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403894.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The chapter examines the multiple representations, evolution and opposition of masculine constructions in John Barbour’s Brus (c.1375) which tells the story of Scotland’s First War of Independence. ... More


The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Joseph J. Duggan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083576
eISBN:
9780300133707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Twelfth-century French poet Chretien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King Arthur gave rise to a tradition of ... More


Del Mar

Walter Aaron Clark

in Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041907
eISBN:
9780252050596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041907.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In 1969 the entire family moved to Del Mar, a northern suburb of San Diego on the coast. The boys were now all married and had children, so they and Celedonio bought four homes near one another. Del ... More


The World

Walter Aaron Clark

in Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041907
eISBN:
9780252050596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041907.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

By 1990 the Romeros occupied a special niche in the world of classical music, as performers, teachers, and recording artists. They performed at the Vatican and White House and were on the mailing ... More


Knights and Ladies

Joseph J. Duggan

in The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083576
eISBN:
9780300133707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083576.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the period in which Chretien lived, when knighthood was well on its way to becoming an institution, its sources in the Germanic and Celtic client–retainer relationship and the ... More


Introduction: Warrior Monks?

Sam Zeno Conedera

in Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265954
eISBN:
9780823266968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265954.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines two related problems in the historiography of the military orders: definition and spirituality. While both have received attention in recent years, explanations of how the ... More


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