Knights in the middle ages were heavily armed and prone to violence in the 21st century the word chivalry evokes a kind of old fashioned male respect for women but during the middle ages the . Medieval europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder this study reveals that chivalry was just as much a part of this problem as it was its solution chivalry praised heroic violence by knights and fused such displays of prowess with honour piety high status and attractiveness to women though the vast body of chivalric literature praised chivalry as . Knights code of chivalry in dark ages the knights code of chivalry was prevalent during the dark ages and everyone understood what it entailed there was not an actual code so to speak however the code of chivalry during the medieval era was understood to be a set of rules that were beyond combat. The concept of chivalry as a military code of ethics is sometimes dismissed as simply an excuse for causing harm and doing violence under the guise of righteousness in fact in many of chivalry todays presentations audience members of all ages openly scoff at the notion of a medieval knight as an ethical soldier who has respect for
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