In search of “gentlemen” in the fifteenth century: “The Boke of St. Albans”

buir.advisorLatimer, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBayram, Turan
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-15T11:25:31Z
dc.date.available2022-08-15T11:25:31Z
dc.date.copyright2022-07
dc.date.issued2022-07
dc.date.submitted2022-08-03
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2022.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 69-75).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explains the concept of “gentleman” and its place in the social and cultural world of fifteenth-century England. To this end it examines the Book of St. Albans, compiled by a mysterious individual towards the end of the century, which is concerned with the aristocratic pastimes and pursuits of the time. Familiarity with aristocratic codes and manners helped individuals create beneficial social connections and command respect, resulting in better social standing. Namely, an increasing interest in aristocratic culture was the result of a widespread presumption that manners and adequate knowledge of the gentle world would be enough to pass as a “gentleman”. In this context, the Book of St. Albans is regarded as an example of courtesy writings whose principal aim was to instruct people on the complex cultural world of the aristocracy to better their chances of success in the highly competitive real world. For modern historians, the importance of these works lies in the definitions that they provide regarding “gentility” and its place in the social world of late medieval England.en_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Turan Bayramen_US
dc.format.extentvi, 75 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB161126
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/110439
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectAristocracyen_US
dc.subjectBook of St. Albansen_US
dc.subjectGentlemanen_US
dc.subjectHawkingen_US
dc.subjectHuntingen_US
dc.titleIn search of “gentlemen” in the fifteenth century: “The Boke of St. Albans”en_US
dc.title.alternativeOn beşinci yüzyılda centilmen’i aramak: “St. Albans Kitabı”en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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