[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

Chris Zakes dontivar at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 05:15:03 PDT 2010

At 08:18 PM 11/3/2010, uillecc wrote:

>Truth is we(at least most of us) do not really want to recreate life 
>and history as it truly was-- hard, filthy and brutal.  The concept 
>of Chivalry in the middle ages was only ever that, a concept, not an 
>enduring practice. Our concept of it more closely follows the 
>fictional models invented by Romanticist authors in the late 18th 
>and early 19th centuries.

That's not entirely correct. Even in the historic Middle Ages and 
Renaissance, they had an idealized notion of "knights in shining 
armor" that they were trying to create/re-create. As an example, 
see:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Table_%28tournament%29  Did 
they fall short of this ideal? Of course, just as we in the SCA fall 
short of our ideals. But that doesn't mean they didn't try.

         -Tivar Moondragon 

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