Maurice Keen: Knightly Pursuits, 15 December 2005
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“... of the impact on the knightly mind of chivalrous romance and in particular the Arthurian romances. Elspeth Kennedy, in the notes to her translation, skilfully identifies the passages where this shows most patently. It comes out especially strikingly when Charny turns to the subject of gender relations, and to the significance in chivalry of ‘courtly ...”