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 behaviours 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, which was written in the 1130s. All of these were taken as historically accurate until the beginnings of modern scholarship.
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- Military elite - In political and sociological theory, the elite are a small group of powerful people who hold a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege, political power, or skill in a society.
- Noblesse oblige - Noblesse oblige is a French expression used in English. It translates as "nobility obliges" and 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Armorial Polish Nobility 2001 www
Armorial of Polish Nobility and information about Polish Royalty. Polish Nobility 2001.
- An rec.heraldry FAQ www
An FAQ for the Usenet group rec. FAQ.heraldry. rec.heraldry FAQ.
- Information The Papal Orders and the Vatican Court www
Information about chivalric orders awarded by the Holy See or founded by Papal Bull. The Papal Orders and the Vatican Court.
- Founded Order of St. Ignatius www
Founded in 1976 by the metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox archdiocese of North America, St. Ignatius, with the blessing of the Antioch patriarch Elias IV. Overview of the order, its history and its current projects plus news and contact information. Order of St. Ignatius.
- Alexa: Chivalric Organizations
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Chivalric Organizations
- DMOZ: Chivalric Organizations
dmoz.org Directory: Chivalric Organizations