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Courtly Culture - Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages (Paperback, New edition)
Courtly Culture - Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages (Paperback, New edition): Joachim Bumke

Courtly Culture - Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages (Paperback, New edition)

Joachim Bumke; Translated by Thomas Dunlap

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A classic study of the rise and fall of medieval courtly culture; Every aspect of 'courtly culture' comes to life in Joachim Bumke's extraordinarily rich and well-documented presentation, splendidly translated from the German by Thomas Dunlap. A renowned medievalist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of original sources and a passion for history, Bumke overlooks no detail, from the material realities of aristocratic society - the castles and clothing, weapons and transportation, food, drink, and table etiquette - to the behaviour prescribed and practiced at tournaments, knighting ceremonies, and great princely feasts. The courtly knight and courtly lady, and the transforming idea of courtly love, are seen through the literature that celebrated them, and we learn how literacy among an aristocratic laity spread from France through Germany and became the basis of a cultural revolution. At the same time, Bumke clearly challenges those who have comfortably confused the ideals of courtly culture with their expression in courtly society.

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Imprint: Gerald Duckworth
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2004
Authors: Joachim Bumke
Translators: Thomas Dunlap
Dimensions: 230 x 150mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 770
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7156-3273-4
Subtitles: German
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > European history > 500 to 1500
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > 500 to 1500
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LSN: 0-7156-3273-6
Barcode: 9780715632734

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