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Chivalry, c. 1250-1500

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Remy Ambuhl
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Today, chivalry is readily associated with gentle(manly) behaviour, and more specifically with sportsmanship, gallantry and courtesy. While indisputably there has always been a ‘civilising’ component to chivalry, it is fascinating to see how our modern society has shifted the focus away from what once formed its core elements: war and violence. This module investigates the roots and development of a martial ethos, which came to be fully assimilated by the aristocracy between the 11th and the 15th century, and infused its culture.

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