The Privileged Practice of Violence: Worship of the Demi-god Prowess
This chapter explains why knights worshipped at the shrine of the demi-god prowess and that they were the ones practising violence. Knights considered the practice of violence to be a privilege. The primary constituent in chivalry is prowess which wins honour. Prowess and honour are closely linked in the minds of knights, for the practice of the one produces the other, a theme expounded in all chivalric literature.
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