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Unformatted text preview: about the artistocracy but instead deterime their situation, particularly interesting. For instance, the ideals parallel the conditions in their worlds as, rulers needed knights who were educated rather than particularly good at war, and knights in the romances were being portrayed as chivalrous and courtly. Hence, although the romances were merely ideals of the codes in the writer’s worlds, especially with respect to social status, the anxieties, historical circumstances and preocupations of the aristocracy in the twelfth century northern France and England can be determined....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course HIST 100g taught by Professor Jasonglenn during the Fall '11 term at USC.
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