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The Origins of Courtliness
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The Origins of Courtliness
Civilizing Trends and the Formation of Courtly Ideals, 939-1210

C. Stephen Jaeger

340 pages | 6 x 9
Paper 1985 | ISBN 9780812213072 | $26.50s | Outside the Americas £19.99
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A volume in the Middle Ages Series

"The most original contribution to the ideological history of medieval aristocratic mores that has appeared."—American Historical Journal
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book

Argues that the origins of courtliness lie in the German courts, their courtier class, and the education for court service in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

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