The medieval risk-reward society : courts, adventure, and love in the European Middle Ages / Will Hasty.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hasty, Will, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2016]
Series:Interventions (Columbus, Ohio)
Table of Contents:
  • The cultural action ; Toward a cultural game theory ; The new medieval move ; A race of four cities: Troy, Jericho, Rome, and Jerusalem
  • The medieval self as bankroll ; The city of God: otherness as a global parameter of action ; The city of God: sameness as a global parameter of action loss, reiteration, growth ; The new medieval move exemplified
  • Rules of the house ; Courtly representation as aristocratic competition ; Investitures: a diachronic view of the political action
  • The poetic action ; Wars, tournaments, verses: the place of poetry at court ; Benchmarks of performance ; The vernacular as poetic resource ; Stars in competition
  • Adventure as a cultural wager ; Dynamics of adventure ; Highlights from Chretien de Troyes's Erec et Enide ; Highlights from Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival
  • Love as a cultural wager ; Dynamics of love ; Highlights from Marie de France's Lanval ; Highlights from Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan
  • The modern self in play ; The global as individual ; Reformation moves ; Enlightenment moves ; A gilded-age Connecticut Yankee adventures for high stakes ; Emancipation, totalitarianism, and the (post)modern action.