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Chilvalry is the most significant concept throughout history Chivalry in itsformal code came to exist in the Middle Ages around the 12th century It isnot clear as to whether the Romans the Franks or the Germans gave rise tochivalry but each culture brought the seeds of conduct with them Theformal code was based on knightly conduct with special emphasis on thecourtly manners towards women Chivalry was such an important aspect ofmorality that the church became heavily involved The church used the codeof chivalry to reshape the idea of the social warrior In doing this the churchwanted citizens to identify with virtue military excellence with courtesy asense of justice piety and honorVentura pg 46 People familiar withKing Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table know that a chivalrous actusually involved someone usually a damsel in distress and a brave knightwho comes to the rescue For the sake of arguing we need to establish ourdefinition of chivalry Our reparative definitions are as follows Chivalry-the qualifications of the ideal knight Dead- extinguished no longer existingOur Stipulative definitions are the following Chivalry-for our purposeschivalry are the characteristics of a person who follows and believes in theprinciples of the Chivalric Code Dead-no longer occurring Chivalric CodeI Live to serve king and country II Live ones life so that it is worthy ofrespect and honor III Live for freedom justice and all that is good IVChoose death before dishonor V Never attack an unarmed foe VI Avoidlying to your fellow man VII Administer justice VIII Defend the week andinnocent IX Destroy evil in all of its monstrous forms X Show Respect toauthority XI Exhibit manners XII Do not allow anger to blind you a coolhead will win the day XIII Exhibit courage in word and deed XIV Never or noble cause XV Never betray a confidence or comrade XVI Remainloyal to ones friends and those who lay their trust in thee XVII Fight withhonor XVIII Die with honorBergerpg28 The
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