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Chivalry. The Code of Chivalry & The Cult of Courtly Love Admittedly, the following "rules" are a composite ideal that never existed in actual historical practice, nor can one find an exact list like this one.

Chivalry

What one can find are examples like the one by Capellanus below. The Main Characteristics of Courtly Love. Courtly Love Main characteristics: 1.

The Main Characteristics of Courtly Love

The poet sings the joy of his love, which is an exalted feeling. 2. He praises and extols the woman he loves, who is superior and can be approached only with veneration and restraint. 3. Love is a passion that affects the lover's body and soul and tends to unbalance him (love-sickness). Points 1-3 are sort of general and could be made about love poetry in many different cultures. What gives medieval "courtly love" its peculiar character is the following: 4. Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules.

Explore this lesson on courtly love, an essential concept to understanding relationships between men and women in medieval literature.

Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules

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You have earned a badge for watching 100 minutes of lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 250 minutes of lessons. Medieval Literature. Facts and interesting information about Medieval Life,specifically, Medieval Literature Medieval Literature - The Dark Ages and the BardsEnglish Medieval literature had, so far as we know, no existence until Christian times of the Dark Ages when Latin was the language of English literature.

Medieval Literature

English Medieval literature was not written. It is was passed by word of mouth from one generation to another by English, Welsh and Irish bards. The origins of the stories about King Arthur and the Arthurian Legend are found in many Welsh legends and Celtic Myths which were told by the Bards who therefore contributed to Medieval literature. What Is Medieval Poetry? (with pictures) Medieval Poems. Poems during the medieval era were religious in nature and written by clerics.

Medieval Poems

They were used mostly in church and other religious events. Medieval poems were mainly read by troubadours and minstrels. Medieval Poetry. Medieval Poetry Romantic stories of courtly love were spread throughout medieval Europe by troubadours and minstrels.

Medieval Poetry

The language used by this new poetry was intended to be sung, played on musical instruments brought back from the crusades. This was a new style of expressive writing. One of the first poems to take a romantic turn was La Chanson de Roland (the Song of Roland) an epic about the nephew of Charlemagne. Battlefield scenes were transformed into those of ideal love. Arthurian legends brought the tale of Tristan and Iseult. Aucassin and Nicolette, written by an unknown author, was one of the first to tell a love story with a happy ending. Le Roman de la Rose (Story of the Rose) was an allegory of a love affair, unusual in that the main characters never appear as real people, but rather as different voices that stand for their qualities. Medieval literature. Medieval literature is a broad subject, encompassing essentially all written works available in Europe and beyond during the Middle Ages (that is, the one thousand years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire ca.

Medieval literature

AD 500 to the beginning of the Florentine Renaissance in the late 15th century). The literature of this time was composed of religious writings as well as secular works. Just as in modern literature, it is a complex and rich field of study, from the utterly sacred to the exuberantly profane, touching all points in-between. Works of literature are often grouped by place of origin, language, and genre. Languages[edit] Medieval Literature. Charlemagne - Facts & Summary. According to Einhard, Charlemagne was in good health until the final four years of his life, when he often suffered from fevers and acquired a limp.

Charlemagne - Facts & Summary

However, as the biographer notes, “Even at this time…he followed his own counsel rather than the advice of the doctors, whom he very nearly hated, because they advised him to give up roasted meat, which he loved, and to restrict himself to boiled meat instead.” In 813, Charlemagne crowned his son Louis the Pious (778-840), king of Aquitaine, as co-emperor. Louis became sole emperor when Charlemagne died in January 814, ending his reign of more than four decades. Middle Ages - Facts & Summary. Medieval Religion. Medieval ReligionIn Europe during the Medieval times the only recognised religion was Christianity, in the form of the Catholic religion.

Medieval Religion

The lives of the Medieval people of the Middle Ages was dominated by the church. From birth to death, whether a peasant, a serf, a noble a lord or a King - life was dominated by the church and Medieval religion. Various religious institutions, such as monasteries and convents, became both important, rich and powerful.

History of Europe - The Middle Ages. Historical era. Alternative titles: le moyen âge; media tempora; medium aevium.

historical era

Middle Ages.