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Re: Battlefield Dueling

Postby bigdummy » 10 Aug 2012 13:31

Probably some came from the Greeks, I suspect a lot came from Persia (along with the very concept of Heavy Cavalry) and some came from the Moors, and the gaelic literary tradition of the British Isles. King Arthur was a very poplar subject throughout Europe, in the cities in Prussia they have "King Arthurs Court" club-houses for the Constafler in every major town. And there was also some influence from the Scandinavian.

The main centers of that "chivalric" literature and troubadour culture were in Brittany and Languedoc ("Occitania"), mostly in the 12th-13th Century. It was more or less snuffed out in Languedoc by the Albigensian Crusade, though it continued in Brittany a little longer.

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