Holy Warriors

Kaeuper argues that chivalric ideology of the high and later Middle Ages selectively appropriated religious ideas to valorize the institution of knighthood. He describes how both elite warriors and clerics contributed to a Christian theology that validated the knights' bloody profession.

Holy Warriors
The Religious Ideology of Chivalry

Richard W. Kaeuper

2009 | 344 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $32.50
History / Religion
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Violent Knights, Holy Knights
Chapter 2: Two Model Knight/Authors as Guides
Chapter 3: The Religious Context for Chivalric Ideology
Chapter 4: Independence in Knightly Piety
Chapter 5: Knightly Ideology Developed and Disseminated
Chapter 6: The Hero and the Suffering Servant
Chapter 7: Knighthood and the New Lay Theology: Ordines and Labor
Chapter 8: Knighthood and the New Lay Theology: Confession and Penance
Chapter 9: Writing the Death Certificate for Chivalric Ideology