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Story based on truth passed down through words of mouth
"Sleepy Hollow"

Epic Hero

Larger than life hero who performs supernatural feats, ans is important to culture

American Epic

No American Epics exist, but Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and John henry fit the bill for an Epic Hero

Real Life King Arthur

Arturius Dux Bellorum "Lord of Battle" in 5th century.
Celtic war chief who defeated saxons, and was given a god-like status.
History and myht combined to creater and Alexander the Great of Britian.

Middle Ages

Medieval period.

Middle ages legnth

Prinitng Press invented

Dom. forces of Medieval Period

Catholic Church
Feudalism= fealty to the leige.

Knight birth

An Aristo.

Talents of a knight.

skill, braver, endurance


10th century france and fluorished

Knights were...

1. Truthful speak
2. Defend Church
3. Protect poor
4. Make peace in province
5. pursue infidels.
6. Treat prisoners as guests
7. A brother to other knights


Practice of knighthood by the nobility

Characteristics of Nobility

1. Allied to god and protect christianity
2. Loyal to liege
3. Loyal to lady
4. Protected weak and helpless

Qualitites of Chivalry.

Generous, loyalty, humility, service, courage, courtasey,

Courtly love

Marriage was an econ. benefit
Strict behavior code
Lover idealized lady
Women were distant and aloof to lover.

Andreas Cappellus

Wrote "The Rules of Courtly Love"

Rules of Courtly love.

1. Marriage is not an excuse for not loving
2. Jealous prevents love from existing
3. No double love
4. Love increases or decreases
5. If you do against you wife, you get 0 pleasure
6. Boys must be mature to love
7. It is difficult to attain love makes it prizes.
8. Pale face in presence of Beloves
9. After spouse death, you get 2 yearts off
10. When you see a lover, your heart skips a beat.
11. New loves leaves for an old flame
12. Always think of your love.

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