Chivalry in Westeros: The Knightly Code of A Song of Ice and Fire

Chivalry in Westeros: The Knightly Code of A Song of Ice and Fire

by Carol Parrish Jamison


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George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars.
This study explores how Martin crafts a chivalric code that intersects with and illuminates well known medieval texts, including both romance and heroic epics. Through characters such as Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane and Jaime Lannister, Martin variously challenges, upholds and deconstructs chivalry as depicted in the literature of the Middle Ages.

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ISBN-13: 9781476670058
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/12/2018
Pages: 217
Sales rank: 925,600
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carol Parrish Jamison is a professor of English at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, in Savannah, Georgia. She specializes in medieval literature, linguistics, and medievalism.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

One • An Introduction to Westerosi Chivalry 7

Two • Chivalry in Oral Tradition 25

Three • Chivalry in Written Tradition 44

Four • Franchise 62

Five • Loyalty 89

Six • Prowess 114

Seven • Vengeance 141

Eight • Peace Weaving 160

Conclusions: Teaching Westeros 182

Chapter Notes 191

Bibliography 201

Index 207

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