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dc.contributor.advisorLatimer, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKeskin, Ayşegül
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:08:02Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:08:02Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/14787
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of History, Bilkent University , 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 93-97.en_US
dc.description.abstractBy the end of the twelfth-century, a new type of literature had come into being in North-western Europe, combining an older warrior ethic with the newly formed refined culture of the courts. This literature centred on a knightly ethic that was presumed to have been practiced by King Arthur and his knights sitting at the legendary Round table. In the various examples of this literature in different genres, this knightly ethic interacted with and attempted to influence the real knights of the twelfth century. Because these works embodied many fictional elements in their nature, they have generally been disregarded by historians as masking or distorting the everyday reality with an idealistic approach. This study aims to discuss how this interaction between this knightly ethic, promoted by the literature, and the knights of real life worked. By using evidence both from fictional and non-fictional works of the period, it tries to see the similarities between the fact and the fiction, and the sometimes common perceptions expressed by both fictional and factual narratives. This thesis reaches the conclusion that twelfth-century knights did come to regulate their behaviour within limits set by this knightly ethic and that, to an extent, they learned to do so from the literary works of the period. However, at the same time, to varying degrees, those fictional narratives were inspired and influenced by the actual social practices of the knights.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKeskin, Ayşegülen_US
dc.format.extentix, 97 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectChivalryen_US
dc.subjectliteratureen_US
dc.subjectromanceen_US
dc.subjecttwelfth centuryen_US
dc.subjectknightsen_US
dc.subjectchivalric literatureen_US
dc.subjectcourtly loveen_US
dc.subjectcourtesyen_US
dc.subject.lccCR4513 .K47 2008en_US
dc.subject.lcshChivalry--Europe--History.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChivalry in literature.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCivilization, Medieval.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKnights and knighthood--Europe--History.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKnights and knighthood in literature.len_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial history--Medieval, 500-1500.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRomances--History and criticism.en_US
dc.titleThe late twelfth-century knightly ethic in North-Western Europe in life and in literatureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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