Contains sites dealing with Orders of Chivalry in all forms, including groups of knights joined in a monastic-style order, secular military orders and chivalric orders of merit. Chivalric Organizations Society.
The code of chivalry that developed in medieval Europe had its roots in earlier centuries. It arose in the Holy Roman Empire from the idealisation of the cavalryman—involving military bravery, individual training, and service to others—especially in Francia, among horse soldiers in Charlemagne 's cavalry. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is an informal, varying code of conduct developed between 1170 and 1220, never decided on or summarized in a single document, associated with the medieval institution of knighthood; knights' and gentlewomen's behaviors were governed by chivalrous social codes. The ideals of chivalry were popularized in medieval literature, especially the Matter of Britain and Matter of France, the former based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae which introduced the legend of King Arthur, written in the 1130s.
- Chivalry Category
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- Noblesse oblige - Noblesse oblige is a French phrase literally meaning "nobility obligates". It denotes the concept that nobility extends beyond mere entitlements and requires the person who holds such a status to fulfill social responsibilities.
- Knight-errant - A knight-errant is a figure of medieval chivalric romance literature. The adjective errant indicates how the knight-errant would wander the land in search of adventures to prove his chivalric virtues, either in knightly duels or in some other pursuit of courtly love.
- Gentleman - In modern parlance, a gentleman is any man of good, courteous conduct. A gentleman may also simply be a polite term for any man, as in indications of gender-separated facilities, or as a sign of the speaker's own courtesy when addressing others. The modern female equivalent is lady.
- Chivalric romance - As a literary genre of high culture, romance or chivalric romance is a type of prose and verse narrative that was popular in the aristocratic circles of High Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
- Domnei - Domnei or donnoi is an Old Proven al term meaning the attitude of chivalrous devotion of a knight to his Lady, which was mainly a non-physical and non-marital relationship.
- Association Society of the Golden Fleece www
Association of those interested in the Order of the Golden Fleece. the Golden Fleece. Includes history, insignia and knights of the order. Society of the Golden Fleece.
- Aims International Knightly Order of Saint George - Canadian Priory www
Aims assist the needy. Knightly Order of Saint George - Canadian Priory. Includes history, insignia and knights of the order. International Knightly Order of Saint George - Canadian Priory.
- Discusses Corpo della Nobilta Sammarinese - Association of the Nobility of San Marino www
Discusses the organization and titles. della Nobilta Sammarinese - Association of the Nobility of San Marino. [Italian/English] Corpo della Nobilta Sammarinese - Association of the Nobility of San Marino.
- Includes Knighthood and Orders of Chivalry www
Includes introduction to knighthood, and Orders of Chivalry, medieval women and orders, general and order-specific historical information and an essay on the legitimacy of orders. Knighthood and Orders of Chivalry.
- A French Law and Unofficial Orders www
A discussion of the laws in France dealing with practices of unrecognized orders. French Law and Unofficial Orders.
- Includes Great Orders of Chivalry www
Includes information on extant orders, Orders of Chivalry, religious and secular, with a special focus on legitimacy. Great Orders of Chivalry.
- A Italian Law and Unofficial Orders www
A discussion of laws in Italy regarding unrecognized orders. Italian Law and Unofficial Orders.
- Coats Civic Heraldry of England and Wales www
Coats of arms or badges for over 380 English and Welsh civil authorities. Civic Heraldry of England and Wales.
- Armorial Polish Nobility 2001 www
Armorial of Polish Nobility and information about Polish Royalty. Polish Nobility 2001.
- The Patriarchal Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem www
The Knights of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem are a holy militia whose objectives are to promote and support religious, Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem, cultural, charitable and social works, and to bring brotherly help to people in the Holy Land and the entire Christian East. Patriarchal Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem.
- Chivalric Order of the Trapezoid www
Chivalric order of knighthood within the Temple of Set for adept black magicians who have sworn fealty beyond death. Order of the Trapezoid.
- Alexa: Chivalric Organizations
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Chivalric Organizations
- DMOZ: Chivalric Organizations
dmoz.org Directory: Chivalric Organizations