These "civilizing" impulses are thus present at the birth of courtly literature in Germany, confirming the entanglement of courtliness
with law and legal violence in the medieval German romance tradition and pointing the way forward to modernity.
Because he does not adhere to notions of community time, Archimbaut is not only less than courtly, but in a society that measures all things by courtliness
, he is less than human.
In the introduction to Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness
, and the History of Sexuality, James A.
Contemporary critics of Joyce's Chamber Music (1907) saw in these early poems "something of the spirit of Waller and Herrick," "a courtliness
that reminds one of Herrick and Lovelace" and "the lucid sensibility of Jonson and Herrick.
In wolf form, the nobleman demonstrates his courtliness
to the king, who makes the noble beast a respected member of his court.
The film has been compared to "The Godfather" for its theme and scope, and certainly there are similarities between Frank and Vito Corleone: an old-world courtliness
, devotion to family, the desire to hover in the background.
Described by one journalist as "all lace and velvet and courtliness
outside, fury and purposefulness within," Somervell quickly proved he was the right man for the job.
Kirk (1918-1994) behaved graciously, with a courtliness
and generosity familiar to all those who knew the man.
The trope of cavalier courtliness
, with allusions to chivalric codes of honour, dignifies such manipulation by masking it in an aura of romantic enchantment.
The parents' generation is one of stillness and deep love--a different kind of courtliness
that we no longer know.
But the moment stands as a finely-drawn compromise between French courtliness
and English delicacy.
Its residents act as if it still were - the courtliness
, the extremely polite forms of address long-forgotten in other German-speaking countries, the formal mode of dress.