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Bloody constraint : war and chivalry in Shakespeare

Author: Theodor Meron
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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War is a major theme in Shakespeare's plays. Aside from its dramatic appeal, it provided him with a context in which his characters could discuss such concepts as honor, courage, patriotism, and justice. Well aware of the decline of chivalry in his own era, Shakespeare gave his characters lines calling for civilized behavior, mercy, humanitarian principles, and moral responsibility. In this new book, eminent legal  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor Meron
ISBN: 0195123832 9780195123838
OCLC Number: 38504492
Description: 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chivalry's legacy --
War and peace --
A pagan knight? : Shakespeare's ancient wars --
The Homeric wars through Shakespeare --
The brave or the wise? : two conflicting conceptions of chivalric honour --
Chivalry as a normative ideal --
Debunking chivalry's myth : commoners, fools, and cynics --
Principle under stress --
Crimes and accountability.
Responsibility: Theodor Meron.
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