Middle English

studied byStudied by 67 people
0.0(0)
get a hint
hint

Courtly Love

1 / 11

Tags & Description

Studying Progress

0%
New cards
12
Still learning
0
Almost done
0
Mastered
0
12 Terms
1
New cards

Courtly Love

The concept that a knight's bravery and nobility could be increased by his pure adoration of a lady.

Most distinctive literature from this time often dealt with it.

New cards
2
New cards

Chivalry

A code of conduct supposedly followed by knights in which a knight practiced loyalty to his lord, honor in battle, and service to women.

New cards
3
New cards

Romance (genre)

A prose narrative about fictional characters involved in events remote in time and dealing with the adventurous, mysterious (e.g. supernatural), and chivalric.

New cards
4
New cards

Satire

The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

New cards
5
New cards

The Chain of Being

A hierarchical structure for all things (living and not). Begins with God and descends through angels, humans, animals and plants to minerals.

Didn't allow for much social movement among lower classes.

New cards
6
New cards

What allowed the eventual rise of the middle class?

Partly due to labor shortages caused by the Black Death/Bubonic Plague

New cards
7
New cards

Geoffrey Chaucer

Made the English language respectable Hailed as the father of English poetry Composed his works in everyday English (which was a big change from the formal, elevated language used prior)

Author of The Canterbury Tales

New cards
8
New cards

The Canterbury Tales

A collection of tales written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer.

It details 29 people going on a pilgrimage from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. They partake in a storytelling contest during the journey.

New cards
9
New cards

The Canterbury Tales Significance

Depicts a collection of people from all social classes/walks of life as they share a common goal. It also comments on the morality of the time period.

The language it is written in (style) The strength of its spirit The personality it holds

New cards
10
New cards

King Arthur

Wields Excalibur Reigns over Camelot Member of the Roundtable (but not the head) Very honorable, chivalrous, and brave

New cards
11
New cards

Three major classes of Medieval society?

Nobility, Clergy, and Commoners

New cards
12
New cards

Arthurian Romance Hero...

is often flawed or has a weakness

New cards

Explore top notes

note Note
studied byStudied by 38 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 14 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 75 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 4 people
Updated ... ago
4.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 11 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 10 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 1591 people
Updated ... ago
4.7 Stars(14)

Explore top flashcards

flashcards Flashcard36 terms
studied byStudied by 15 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard75 terms
studied byStudied by 6 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard56 terms
studied byStudied by 12 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)
flashcards Flashcard37 terms
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard67 terms
studied byStudied by 5 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard71 terms
studied byStudied by 99 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)
flashcards Flashcard47 terms
studied byStudied by 22 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard66 terms
studied byStudied by 208 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)