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It is virtually impossible for us in the present day to view the fifteenth century with anything but a twenty first century mindset. Perhaps a way to try and understand the workings of the fifteenth century mind is to read contempory books, and study the art, customs and religious views of the time. This is what this section of our website seeks to do.

 

 Neville Sibery has had a long time interest in Chivalry in all its aspects, the following papers are by him.

Firstly he deals with the fifiteenth century in the context of its prevailing political and cultural aspects. Then he explores in more detail the concept of chivalry and it subsequent demise during our period.

documents/fifteenth-century-europe-in-political-context.doc

documents/fifteenth-century-europe-in-a-cultural-context.doc

documents/the-genesis-of-romantic-chivalry.doc

documents/chivalry.doc

documents/the-decline-of-chivalry-in-the-fifteenth-century.doc

documents/medieval-romantic-literature.docx

 

Please feel free to contact Neville and discuss any points with him, he will be delighted! You can do so via the Contact Us button on the menu.