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  1. 1. Chivalry Jason Carrasco Alvin Aneke
  2. 2. Ten Commandments of Chivalry <ul><li>Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all its directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt defend the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt love the country in the which thou wast born. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not recoil before the enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil. </li></ul><ul><li>Excalibur </li></ul><ul><li>Bernard Cornwell </li></ul>
  3. 3. How it Started <ul><li>Chivalry set a high  standard to the nobles of medieval times. It is a code that medieval knights had to  follow. </li></ul><ul><li>This code meant that knights had to protect women and the poor. They should also respect Christianity and the church. </li></ul><ul><li>The poor and women cannot protect themselves, so they needed knights to protect them. </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Knights Acted <ul><li>A knight was not only expected to have strength and skills but to have a chivalrous side to his nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Chivalry dates back to the Middle Ages. </li></ul><ul><li>It was part of the culture back then. </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Long Was it Used <ul><li>Chivalry was poplar during the 12 th and 13 th centuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Then it deteriorated at the end of the middle ages. </li></ul><ul><li>The Middle Ages were a very chaotic time in Europe, but it created a long period of renewed stability. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// code_rmf.htm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Laws <ul><li>The churches prohibited to have battles or wars on Sundays and holy days. Christianity also influenced Chivalry through the Crusades. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed that knighthood could be a holy form of life when used for Christian purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 15 th and 16 th centuries, chivalric idea and customs continued to survive among the European nobility. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// code_rmf.htm </li></ul>
  7. 7. Development of Knighthood <ul><li>Knighthood was originally a professional association. </li></ul><ul><li>It included those men who could afford to make and maintain the heavy capital investment required by mounted warfare (horse and armor). </li></ul><ul><li>It emerges in the 11th century, and its members are nobles as well as small land-holders, free men, craftsmen, etc. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Crusades <ul><li>The Crusades introduced the golden age of chivalry, and the crusader was the pattern of the perfect knight. </li></ul><ul><li>For the distant expeditions into Asia, the average time was two or three years. </li></ul><ul><li>The vow of the crusader was limited to a specified period. </li></ul><ul><li>What Life Was Like: In the Age of Chivalry : Medieval Europe Ad 800-1500 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Court Chivalry <ul><li>In its last stages, chivalry became a mere court service . </li></ul><ul><li>Literature, which had in the past so greatly contributed to the exaltation of chivalry, now reacted against its extravagances. </li></ul><ul><li>However, earlier it was the English longbow that for the first time enabled the peasant to kill a amoured knight. The lowly peasant was now as powerful as a mounted knight, thus his equal and the rise in citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of The Renaissance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Cornwell, Bernard . Excalibur . N.p.: Penguin Group, 1997. N. pag. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Encylopedia of The Renissance . Ed. David Rundle. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>What Life Was Like: In the Age of Chivalry : Medieval Europe Ad 800-1500 </li></ul><ul><li><>. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>