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Chivalry

Summary: An overview of the origins of Chivalry during the Middle Ages.
In the middle ages the chivalric code was the rules of conduct that governed the social roles and duties of aristocrats in that time period. Chivalry, in the early eleventh century, was a warrior code that had Christian values instilled in it. This code was made up so that the vassal could honor its lord and respect his peers. Under this code, vassals were expected to protect the weak from danger, and to practice his ideals which included; bravery, strength, and honesty.

The French clergy complicated the code of chivalry by initiating the Peace of God. The Peace of God was a call for an end to the fighting at specified times. Some Clerics encouraged knights to treat women, clergy and peasants more humanely. Both the Peace of God and the notion of protected class had caught on and been integrated by the twelfth century. This caused a...

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