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Definitioncourtesy — especially towards women
the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
- He was deeply read in books of chivalry and romance.Chapter 2 (16% in)
- He tried to make us act plays and to enter into masquerades, in which the characters were drawn from the heroes of Roncesvalles, of the Round Table of King Arthur, and the chivalrous train who shed their blood to redeem the holy sepulchre from the hands of the infidels.Chapter 2 (18% in)
- I heard of the slothful Asiatics, of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the Grecians, of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans—of their subsequent degenerating—of the decline of that mighty empire, of chivalry, Christianity, and kings.Chapter 13 (60% in)
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