Arthurian and Courtly Cultures

Forging Chivalric Communities in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur

Authors: Hodges, K.

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Forging Chivalric Communities in Marlory's Morte D'Arthur shows that Malory treats chivalry not as a static institution but as a dynamic, continually evolving ideal. Le Morte D'arthur is structured to trace how communities and individuals adapt or create chivalric codes for their own purposes; in turn, codes of chivalry shape groups and their customs. Knights' loyalties are torn not just between lords and lovers but also between the different codes of chivalry and between different communities. Women, too, choose among the different roles they are asked to play as queens, counsellors, and even quasi-knights.

About the authors

KENNETH HODGES has taught at Allegheny College, Bates College, and the University of Oklahoma, and is now an Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA.

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"Hodges's book thoughtfully challenges the monolithic view of chivalry which most or all readers have brought to the Morte. Readers will gain useful insights from his comments. Hodges's regular return to the question of the role(s) of women in chivalric communities is likewise well conceived, and his challenges to such acknowledged authorities on the issue as Dorsey Armstrong and Geraldine Heng are stimulating." - D. Thomas Hanks Jr., Journal of English and Germanic Philology


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Medieval by a Month

    Hodges, Kenneth

    Pages 1-10

  • English Knights, French Books, and Literary Communities

    Hodges, Kenneth

    Pages 11-33

  • Swords and Sorceresses: Creating a Chivalric Community

    Hodges, Kenneth

    Pages 35-61

  • Of Knights and Nations

    Hodges, Kenneth

    Pages 63-78

  • Regional Politics

    Hodges, Kenneth

    Pages 79-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forging Chivalric Communities in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
Authors
Series Title
Arthurian and Courtly Cultures
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kenneth Hodges
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7932-2
DOI
10.1057/9781403979322
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6760-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53011-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 208
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