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"Presents fundamental truths about Western self-consciousness. . . . "The Rusted Hauberk "will become a starting point for anyone seriously interested in feudalism as a social force and as a key to understanding many of the themes central to the major and minor texts of medieval literature."--William F. Pollard, Kentucky State University The metaphor of the hauberk, a tunic of chain mail that rusts over time, shapes and unifies this investigation of medieval culture. These essays question the very rubric of the feudal ideal, demonstrating that in historical and legal practice, and in imaginative and didactic writing, a breach often exists between ideal and practice. The authors challenge the notion of a fixed historical construct, emphasizing instead that all constructs must be elastic to allow historical perspectives to enlarge. Contents Part I: Resisting Dissolution: Validating Feudal Ideals of Order Feudal Relations and Reason in "Cleanness," by Cindy L. Vitto Imagining Feudalism in "Piers Plowman" Attempts to Restore an Order, by Daniel F. Pigg Part II: Containing Change: Modifying Feudal Ideals of Order Potency and Power: Chaucer's Aristocrats and Their Linguistic Superiority, by Jean E. Jost Chivalry and Feudal Obligation in Barbour's "Bruce," by Liam O. Purdon and Julian N. Wasserman Part III: Disenfranchising Women: Limiting Feudal Ideals of Order As Good as Her Word: Women's Language in "The Knight of the Tour d'Landry," by Cynthia Ho Men's Theory and Women's Reality: Rape Prosecutions in the English Royal Courts of Justice, 1194-1222, by Patricia Orr Part IV: Experiencing Feudal Realities: Enduring Feudal Ideals of Order "Par amur et par feid" Keeping Faith and the Varieties of Feudalism in "La Chanson de Roland," by William T. Cotton When Feudal Ideals Failed: Conflicts between Lords and Vassals in the Low Countries, 1127-1296, by Karen Nicholas Part V: Rejecting Chivalry: Reinscribing Feudal Ideals of Order Feudal Chivalry in Popular Medieval Battle Poems, by John W. Schwetman The "Roman de Jaufre "and the Illusions of Romance, by Ross G. Arthur Part VI: Surveying Ruins: Considering the Absence of Feudal Ideals of Order Chaucer Subjectivizes the Oath: Depicting the Fall from Feudalism into Individualism in the "Canterbury Tales," by Lois Roney John Rastell and the Norman Conquest: Tudor Theories about the Feudal Age, by Amos Lee Laine Afterword Chivalry and the Other, by Jane Chance Liam O. Purdon is professor of English at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. He has published articles in "English Language Notes, Philological Quarterly, Studies in Philology," and "Medievalia et Humanistica." Cindy L. Vitto is associate professor of English at Rowan College of New Jersey in Glassboro. She is the author of "The Virtuous Pagan in Middle English Literature." The Rusted Hauberk: Feudal Ideals of Order and Their Decline Purdon, Liam O. / Vitto, Cindy L., University Press of Florida
1994, ISBN: 9780813012810
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Gainesville: Univ. Presses Of Florida. Hardcover. 1994. 1st Edition. 8vo 338pp . Fine with no DJ. Rust colored cloth, issued without DJ When the knight of the Middle Ages rode into battle, he protected the central portion of his body by donning a hauberk, a long shirt of mail. The hauberk was important as metaphor in medieval literature ., Univ. Presses Of Florida, 1994
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The Rusted Hauberk: Feudal Ideals of Order and Their Decline
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