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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


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


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


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


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