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Synonyms for chivalric

respectfully attentive, especially to women

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characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages

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The aging, unmarried queen jaded the chivalric ideal as "Gloriana" grew old; the realm grew poor, defensive, and divided into political factions.
They perform mirrored extensions; in a rush of chivalric feeling, he bows over her hand as if to kiss it.
Adamson considers connections between the religious rituals of the Order of the Garter, the masques of Shirley, Davenant, and Carew, and the classicized chivalric iconography of Van Dyck.
Cervantes's Don Quixote de la Mancha is in part a parody of the conceits and morals of chivalric romances that were still popular in the 16th century.
Thus Mark Twain in his satirical novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court used anachronism to contrast homespun American ingenuity with the superstitious ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy.
For a husband and fifty years, Ivanhoe has held its charm in the popular mind as the epitome of chivalric novels.
In the hilarious potpourri that follows, hackneyed sentimental scenes from bourgeois romance are laced with scenes from the grocer 's effort, a parody of chivalric romance with Ralph cast as a kind of Don Quixote.
This volume describes American radio adaptations of the King Arthur and Robin Hood legends airing between the 1930s and mid-1950s (along with two from the 1970s) and how radio episodes demonstrate the medieval British ideal of chivalric knighthood as a standard of American morality and masculinity and defined the difference between ?
The adventures experienced by Tullia's Meschino were meant as an example of chaste and Christian actions in opposition to the lascivious short-stories of the Decameron, to its imitators and to the chivalric poems of Boiardo and Ariosto.
Psychologist Donna Dawson said: "There seems to be a disconnect between what women appreciate in terms of little chivalric gestures from men, and how men think women want to be treated.
of Silesia, Poland) defines this diversity and the desire caused by it in examples from Middle English texts, including ethnic differences (perceived and real); community, Richard le Coer de Lion, and chivalric anthropology; bodies enslaved in Aucassin et Nicolete and Floris and Blancheflour; black giantesses as communal flesh in the Firumbras romances; genealogy and desire in King Horn; and transformation and regeneration in Kyng Alisaunder and The wars of Alexander.
Textually, there are hagiography, lyric poetry, lais, fables, bestiary, hunting treatises, romances, and chivalric texts.
When Cervantes committed himself as exemplary narrator to parody the style and action of chivalric romances, libros de caballerias, he necessarily adopted as his means, that is to say, as models, their scale of narrative,--hours, days, years, according to solar motion.
The Chapterhouse Theatre Company staged the tale of romance, gallantry and chivalric quests to an audience of all ages, with several of the younger members entering into the spirit of things by dressing up in period costume.
Joyce Coleman explains how Malory tones down the challenge to chivalric concepts implicitin the Prose Tristan so that his Sir Dinadan retains his comedic elements while actually arming chivalric principles governing combat and violence.