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    In medieval Europe and England, we see the emergence of chivalry as a code of behavior. What do you believe were the PRACTICAL reasons for such a system of conduct?

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    1. In medieval Europe and England, we see the emergence of chivalry as a code of behavior. What do you believe were the PRACTICAL reasons for such a system of conduct?

    In medieval times, the emergence of chivalry as a code of behavior (see definitions below) had many practical reasons. For example, the medieval men were interested in the virtues associated with the term chivalry, such as nobility, valor, and knightly honor (often referred to chivalry) (e.g., useful for war purposes, entertainment, protection of the women and children in time of war, courting women and finding a wife, etc.), and they engaged in things entertainment and activities that supported this code of conduct. The emergence of chivalry was a product of the changing times, and thus, is a reflection of the medieval institution of knighthood and its ideals, a reflection of religious ideals of protecting the family and high moral standards (e.g., zero tolerance for injustice, protecting the weak, etc.).

    Definitions: of chivalry on the Web:
    - Courtesy towards women
    - The medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
    - Chivalry refers to the medieval institution of knighthood, and most especially the ideals that were/have become associated with it throughout literature. It was also often associated with ideals of knightly virtues, honour and of ...

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    In medieval Europe and England, the emergence of chivalry as a code of behavior is explained in terms of the practical reasons for such a system of conduct. References are provided.

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