ISBN-10:
0195144066
ISBN-13:
9780195144062
Pub. Date:
11/28/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

by Theodor Meron

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ISBN-13: 9780195144062
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Theodor Meron is a prominent scholar of international law. He is also the author of Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws (OUP, 1994), among many other books.

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Chivalry's Legacy11
2War and Peace16
3A Pagan Knight?: Shakespeare's Ancient Wars47
4The Homeric Wars through Shakespeare63
5The Brave or the Wise?: Two Conflicting Conceptions of Chivalric Honour97
6Chivalry as a Normative Ideal108
7Debunking Chivalry's Myth: Commoners, Fools, and Cynics119
8Principle under Stress132
9Crimes and Accountability150
Epilogue203
Index231

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