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Conclusion: Romance in a Moralizing Culture

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/9780199554140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarises the key findings of the book, arguing that the conception of masculine and feminine roles in the historico-realist romances of the later middle ages changed markedly from that ... More


 Mars

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lewis's earliest planetary interest inspired by Mars. Enamoured of Chaucer's knight and the chivalric ideal, Lewis fought in the First World War and addressed troops during the Second. Martial ... More


Introduction

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer (John Woo, 1989) is one of the key films of the Hong Kong New Wave period. It achieved a secure cult status in the West and has exercised great influence on Western and Asian filmmakers. ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Woo's The Killer was central to the innovative quality of the new Hong Kong cinema. This film helped to filter Hollywood and European action and noir influences through the web of Chinese ... More


St. Francis and Lady Poverty

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's fascination with poverty as a spiritual discipline is nowhere better illustrated than in the allegory, the Sacred Commerce of St. Francis and Lady Poverty, which appears to have been ... More


Military Effigies

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Knightly monuments appeared in the early 13th century, a generation or two after those of the bishops and senior clergy. The chapter argues that contrary to what has often been supposed, a range of ... More


Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Richard Kaeuper

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Medieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder. This study reveals that chivalry was just as much a part of this problem as it was its solution. Chivalry praised ... More


Francis' Special Regard for Creation

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Francis' characteristic special regard for creation. Francis not only showed his high regard for creatures through his preaching to them and his sincere affection for them. He ... More


The ‘Reformation’ of Native Romance in The Faerie Queene, Book I

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter investigates the use of native romance in Book I of The Faerie Queene to understand Spenser's strategy in creating a Protestant romance-epic. It examines two aspects of Spenser's ... More


What Means a Knight? Red Cross Knight and Edgar

Michael L. Hays

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter views Redcross Knight (The Faerie Queene) and Edgar (King Lear) as chivalric knights, and studies Spenser's and Shakespeare's own uses of materials from the chivalric romance tradition. ... More


Evidence on Chivalry and its Interpretation

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/9780199244584.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that medieval evidence on chivalry and order is filled with tension and contradiction. Elspeth Kennedy, Philippe de Beaumanoir, and Ramon Llull are among the authors of historical ... More


The Privileged Practice of Violence: Worship of the Demi-god Prowess

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/9780199244584.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explains why knights worshipped at the shrine of the demi-god prowess and that they were the ones practising violence. Knights considered the practice of violence to be a privilege. The ... More


Knights, Ladies, and Love

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/9780199244584.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that the fundamental bond of prowess and honour is strengthened by a troubled link with love and gendered relations. The eulogies sung to chivalry — and the worries more prudently ... More


Chanson de Geste and Reform

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/9780199244584.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses chanson de geste to demonstrate that the ambivalent role of chivalry in issue or order appears in entire works less than in passages selected from many works. It examines the ... More


Jean Froissart: Politics, Patronage, and the Chivalric Ideal

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Whereas Adam de la Halle shatters the lyric fantasy by forcing it to confront the concreteness of the stage, a century later, Jean Froissart inverted the process by using the pastourelle as an ... More


Henry's Challenge to the Dauphin: The Duel that Never Was and Games of Chivalry

Theodor Meron

in Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258117
eISBN:
9780191681790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258117.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Although Shakespeare may have had a certain historical basis for relying heavily on Holinshed and Hall in coming up with his Henry in Henry V, there may still have been a number of events that he was ... More


Love and Death

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Merlin's much less known cycle of romances, in which his connection to demons and his supernatural powers made him a major figure in the legendary history of Christianity. ... More


Martial Piety in the Medieval and Chivalric Codes of War

Helen M. Kinsella

in The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449031
eISBN:
9780801460784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449031.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes what is generally considered to be the first manifestation of the principle of distinction as it appears in the early Christian texts of Thomas Aquinas and Augustine. It ... More


Diane de Poitiers: An Idealized Mistress

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on one of the most prominent French royal mistresses, Diane de Poitiers. Making effective use of Renaissance arts, literature, and rhetoric, Diane not only constructed an image ... More


Love and Death in the Icelandic Ballad

Paul Acker

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Paul Acker discusses two Icelandic ballads in light of the medieval antecedents on which they are based, as a way of assessing the extent to which the ballads can be regarded as medieval. The ballads ... More


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