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'''Chivalry''' was the medieval code of behavior for [[knight]]s.  It mandated loyalty to one's [[lord]] and to [[God]], and women were to be honored as the equivalent of the [[Virgin Mary]].  The Code of chivalry was not only intended to create good warriors, but also to endow knights with strong morals and [[faith]]s.
 
'''Chivalry''' was the medieval code of behavior for [[knight]]s.  It mandated loyalty to one's [[lord]] and to [[God]], and women were to be honored as the equivalent of the [[Virgin Mary]].  The Code of chivalry was not only intended to create good warriors, but also to endow knights with strong morals and [[faith]]s.
  
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== Modern Chivalry ==
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In modern terms, '''chivalry''' consists of the following behavior:
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* men opening doors for women
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* men standing up when a woman stands up to leave a room or table, or when she enters a room or joins a table
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* honesty and [[fidelity]] in business dealings
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* avoidance of [[gossip]], particularly by men
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* courtesy and humility in everyday life
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* protection of the weaker elements of society
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== Sources ==
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* http://www.chivalrynow.net/articles/chivalry.htm</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 19:58, 20 August 2008

Chivalry was the medieval code of behavior for knights. It mandated loyalty to one's lord and to God, and women were to be honored as the equivalent of the Virgin Mary. The Code of chivalry was not only intended to create good warriors, but also to endow knights with strong morals and faiths.

Modern Chivalry

In modern terms, chivalry consists of the following behavior:

  • men opening doors for women
  • men standing up when a woman stands up to leave a room or table, or when she enters a room or joins a table
  • honesty and fidelity in business dealings
  • avoidance of gossip, particularly by men
  • courtesy and humility in everyday life
  • protection of the weaker elements of society

Sources