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Pueri Sunt Pueri

Machismo, Chivalry, and the Aggressive Pastimes of the Medieval Male Youth

Sean McGlynn

, we can appreciate the point that he is making. Writing in about 1160, the troubadour Chrétien de Troyes (author of the some of the earliest Arthurian romances), gives us this account of a tournament: “On either side the ranks tremble and a roar rises

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“Give Me Back My Son!”

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Emotion Talk, and the Gendering of Political Rhetoric

Linda E. Mitchell

as a patron of troubadours and writers of romance, such as Marie de France and Chrétien de Troyes, although this has been disputed by other historians. 3 The first major book-length study of Eleanor as a subject in her own right was that of Amy Kelly