• Ideals and values in Jean Froissart's Chroniques


    by Kristel Mari Skorge

    Dissertation submitted for the dr. art. degree at the University of Bergen - 2006


    1. Introduction ...................................................... 1
    1.1. The problem
    1.2. The Chroniques
    1.3. Some methodological considerations
    1.4. Some considerations on causality and 'explanation'
    2. The chivalrous ideal ....................................... 26
    2.1. Froissart's aristocratic ideal and his meeting with Gaston Fébus
    2.2. 'A demander et à savoir' - a more complex or eclectic ideal?
    3. War and chivalry ............................................. 68
    3.1. The campaign of Crécy - the chevauchée and the battle
    3.2. The siege of Calais
    3.3. The defeat at Poitiers
    4. Chivalry and kingship ..................................... 124
    4.1. ‘Comment les fortunes de ce monde sont merveilleuses et tournet deversament' - the downfall of Richard II
    4.2. The ideal king
    5. Conclusion.......................................................... 197



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