Ridderidealet - før og efter gejstlig indvirkning

Liv Gottlieb Kramer, Toke Meldgaard Christensen, Frederik Ruth & Kristoffer Bækkel Thygesen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project takes its point of departure in the ideal of chivalry. The project seeks to highlight key elements in the understanding of chivalry through the literature of the high middle ages. We start out by looking at The Song of Roland, which is from the beginning of the 12th century, to define knightly values of that contemporary period. Second we look at Ramon Llull’s The Book of the Order of Chivalry, which is from the late 13th century to define the values pertaining to the ideal in that moment of history. The focus of this analysis is in the secular and ecclesiastical values pertaining to chivalry, and whether these differ over texts and time. Throughout the project we find it plausible to conclude, that secular ‘warrior’ values are still present by the time Ramon Llull wrote, but more Christian values have been added to it. The chivalric ideal of knighthood had gone through an addition of values, reflected in contemporary society, which supports our conclusion of the chivalric ideal as a more Christianized ideal, yet still keeping in touch with its secular understanding as a codex of warriors.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato13 jun. 2012
VejledereKim Esmark


  • Gejstlighed
  • Højmiddelalder
  • Rolandskvadet
  • Ridderideal
  • Ramon Llull
  • Kirken
  • Constance Brittain Bouchard
  • Maurice Keen