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Bloody constraint : war and chivalry in Shakespeare

Author: Theodor Meron
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, steeped in the ideals of chivalry, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meron, Theodor, 1930-
Bloody constraint.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)45592978
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor Meron
ISBN: 1423738292 9781423738299 9780198028796 0198028792 9780195144062 0195144066
OCLC Number: 62386936
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Contents; Introduction; ONE: Chivalry's Legacy; TWO: War and Peace; THREE: A Pagan Knight?: Shakespeare's Ancient Wars; FOUR: The Homeric Wars through Shakespeare; FIVE: The Brave or the Wise?: Two Conflicting Conceptions of Chivalric Honour; SIX: Chivalry as a Normative Ideal; SEVEN: Debunking Chivalry's Myth: Commoners, Fools, and Cynics; EIGHT: Principle under Stress; NINE: Crimes and Accountability; Epilogue; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Theodor Meron.

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Against a background of Medieval and Renaissance sources as well as Shakespeare's historical and dramatic realms, this work considers ways in which law, chivalry, morality, conscience, and state  Read more...

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