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By connecting the legal developments surrounding feuding and the Landfrieden to the "origins of courtliness," I hope to provide a new way of thinking about the role of violence and self-control in the medieval German romance tradition.
The "fawty and falce" (felonious and false) (2382) Gawain shows that courtliness and treachery shadow one another.
Once again, the poet equates courtliness with godliness and places his courtly audience in opposition to the negative figure of Belshazzar, who violates the rules of courtly etiquette by disrupting the social hierarchy and setting his concubines "won dece" (1399) above his "kny[?
More skeptical about the new commercial society than Addison or Steele, however, Swift believed that English politeness had some things to learn from French courtliness, among them the importance of female participation in conversation: "If there were no other Use in the Conversation of Ladies, it is sufficient that it would lay a restraint upon those odious Topics of Immodesty and Indecencies, into which the Rudeness of our Northern Genius is also apt to fan.
There is an element of sartorial anarchy, or you could call it "courage", about Les Sapeurs--a group of mostly men who, in the Congo no less, have evolved a style movement of highly tailored elegance, moral and social courtliness.
Somervell was described at the time as "out of the tradition of the Elizabethan Englishman, all lace and velvet and courtliness outside, fury and purpose-fulness within .
Although the world teetered on the brink of the abyss, courtesy and courtliness were everywhere apparent.
I merely disguised it with southern courtliness and bits of wit that did not offend.
When Smith, who played Menagerie's Laura in her youth and originated the role of Carol Cutrere in Orpheus Descending, recalled the playwright's gentle admonitions in rehearsal, the courtliness of the district echoed in her account of his character.
As she explains, the eight-line rhyming ottava rima stanza has its origins in Italian Renaissance poetry, and it retained for Yeats many of the cultural associations of the period: aristocracy, courtliness, dignity and artistic patronage.
This primarily blue painting depicts a debonair grandee meeting or escorting a lady and a bird in a collision of exquisite courtliness and scrambled painterly insanity.