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dc.contributor.advisorDean, C.en_US
dc.creatorEynon, Nadine Ruthen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-08T13:01:47Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:36:48Z
dc.date.available2010-06-11T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:36:48Z
dc.date.created1974en_US
dc.date.issued1974en_US
dc.date.submitted1974en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06082009-130147en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I will examine the use of trials by battle in the work of Sir Thomas Malory. In Chapter One, I will study the historical practice of judicial combat in order to provide a background against which Malory's fictional battles can be evaluated and, on the basis of this historical information, I will formulate a definition of trial by battle. In Chapter Two, I will apply the definition to the battles in Malory's work which are motivated by a sense of justice. In Chapter Three, I will examine Malory's use of battles, generally, without reference to legal implications. In my last chapter, I will discuss the methods in Malory's work by which justice is determined, concentrating on the method of trial by battle. I will evaluate, as far as it is possible, the extent to which the decisions reached through trial by battle are just. Finally, I will discuss the incident in the last book where Arthur refuses Lancelot and Guenevere a trial by battle. I will examine the implications that this rejection of judicial combat have for the structure of Malory's work as a whole.en_US
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dc.titleThe use of trial by battle in the work of Sir Thomas Maloryen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US


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