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Order and Chivalry : Knighthood and Citizenship in Late Medieval Castile.

By: Rodriguez-Velasco, Jesus D.
Contributor(s): Ferguson, Eunice Rodriguez.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Middle Ages series: Publisher: Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2010Description: 1 online resource (301 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812293449; 0812293444.Subject(s): Knights and knighthood -- Spain -- Castile -- History | Social classes -- Spain -- Castile -- History | Feudalism -- Spain -- Castile -- History | Chivalry -- Spain -- CastileAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Order and Chivalry : Knighthood and Citizenship in Late Medieval Castile.DDC classification: 929.71 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; One. Ritual as a Strategy for Chivalric Creation; Two. Poetics of Fraternity; Three. The Presence of the Confraternity; Four. The Order of the Sash; Five. Rewriting the Order; Six. Poetics of the Chivalric Emblem; Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Acknowledgments.
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Print version record.

Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; One. Ritual as a Strategy for Chivalric Creation; Two. Poetics of Fraternity; Three. The Presence of the Confraternity; Four. The Order of the Sash; Five. Rewriting the Order; Six. Poetics of the Chivalric Emblem; Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Acknowledgments.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Translated from the Spanish.

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Rodriguez-Velasco (Columbia Univ.) investigates the creation of social class and the rise of chivalry in the emergence of an urban bourgeoisie in 14th-century Castile, arguing that the creation of knighthood buttressed peaceful civic society by institutionally regulating violence. In late medieval Castile, the growing economic importance of the bourgeoisie led to a reinterpretation of chivalric discourse. By providing a critical and theoretical interpretation of texts involving the poetics of a chivalric ordo, Rodriguez-Velasco analyzes the dynamics of power and privileges in an increasingly urbanized society. During the reign of Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon, several Castilian cities organized a Hermandad de Caballeros, or Brotherhood of Knights, creating a network of cities linked by knighthood. This urban, nonnoble chivalry led to unique confraternities of urban bourgeois knights with ties to the monarchy. Alfonso XI's creation of the first royally sponsored noble chivalric order, the Order of the Sash, arose alongside these bourgeois reinterpretations of knighthood, highlighting the difference between the projection of chivalric urban citizenship and royal sovereignty over orders of knighthood drawn from the nobility. Summing Up: Recommended. Faculty. J. M. B. Porter Butler University

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Jesus D. Rodriguez-Velasco is Professor in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University.

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