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02.08 Comparative History: Eastern and Western: Assessment
Transcript of 02.08 Comparative History: Eastern and Western: Assessment
Samurai were warriors who served a shogun or daimyo in feudal Japan. The samurai followed a code of behaviour called the Bushido. The main elements of that bushido were courage in battle, loyalty to shogun or daimyo, kindness, education, and to support the arts.
What are the main elements of European chivalry?
In feudal Europe, knights were warriors who served a lord or vassal. They too followed a code of behaviour, called Chivalry. The main elements of chivalry were courage in battle, loyalty to lord, generosity to feeble, defend the church, and to champion a lady.
Which of the elements of bushido and chivalry would work well for a code of chivalry in today’s world? Explain.
I believe that the elements of courage, loyalty, kindness, generosity, and education Kindness Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions. If you are kind to others, then others will be kind to you too. This is one of the main elements of the bushido of Japan. Generosity Generosity is the habit of giving without expecting anything in return. It can involve offering time, assets or talents to aid someone in need. Often equated with charity as a virtue, generosity is widely accepted in society as a desirable trait. Generosity comes from selflessness. It is a main part of Chivalry of Europe. Education Education gives us knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. By the means of education only one’s potential can be used to maximum extent. Education tells men how to think, how to work properly, how to make decisions.
It is an integral part of the Bushido of Japan. 02.08 Comparative History: Eastern and Western Modern Age Code of Chivalry