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Medieval Romance, Chivalry, and Courtly Love.
Transcript of Medieval Romance, Chivalry, and Courtly Love.
-Aquitaine France in the 12th century
-Practiced in Medieval English Courts during the 1300's and 1500's
-originally denoted languages derived from Latin , later came to refer something in French
-involves something supernatural Courtly Love -Highly conventionalized medieval tradition of love between a knight and a married noblewoman.
-Rules of conduct between lovers
-Tradition represented in Western European literature between 12th and 14th centuries Rules of Courtly love 1. Marriage is no real excuse for not loving
2. He who is not jealous, cannot love
3. no one should be deprived of love without the very best of reasons
4. no one can me bound by a double love
5. if love diminishes, it quickly fails and rarely revives
6. And many more Famous courtly love songs and poems Chivalry ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms. Medieval Romance Women's Role in the Middle Ages
History books are filled with the names of famous kings of the middle ages but behind every great king was a famous woman, the Medieval Queens or Princesses. Characterized by:
1. Medieval romance usually idealizes chivalry
2. Medieval romance Idealizes the hero-knight and his noble deeds
3. An important element of the medieval romance is the knight's love for his lady.
4. The settings of medieval romance tend to be imaginary and vague.
5. Medieval romance derives mystery and suspense from supernatural elements.
6. Medieval romance uses concealed or disguised identity.
7. Repetition of the mystical number "3." (Repetitions of the number or multiples of 3)
"The Tale of Sir Gareth" is a great example of a Medieval Romance because it contains all elements. Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
Bertran de Born
Bertran de Born
Guillaume de Machaut
Christine de Pisan