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Title The Rusted hauberk : feudal ideals of order and their decline / edited by Liam O. Purdon and Cindy L. Vitto.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [1994]

Subject Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Feudalism in literature.
Literature and society.
Alt Name Purdon, Liam O.
Vitto, Cindy L.
Description xxi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0813012813 (cloth)
0813012821 (pbk.)
OCLC # 29600662
Table of Contents
Pt. IResisting Dissolution: Validating Feudal Ideals of Order 
 1Feudal Relations and Reason in Cleanness / Cindy L. Vitto5
 2Imagining Feudalism in Piers Plowman: Attempts to Restore an Order / Daniel F. Pigg29
Pt. IIContaining Change: Modifying Feudal Ideals of Order 
 3Potency and Power: Chaucer's Aristocrats and Their Linguistic Superiority / Jean E. Jost49
 4Chivalry and Feudal Obligation in Barbour's Bruce / Liam O. Purdon, Julian N. Wasserman77
Pt. IIIDisenfranchising Women: Limiting Feudal Ideals of Order 
 5As Good As Her Word: Women's Language in The Knight of the Tour d'Landry / Cynthia Ho99
 6Men's Theory and Women's Reality: Rape Prosecutions in the English Royal Courts of Justice, 1194-1222 / Patricia Orr121
Pt. IVExperiencing Feudal Realities: Enduring Feudal Ideals of Order 
 7Par amur et par feid: Keeping Faith and the Varieties of Feudalism in La Chanson de Roland / William T. Cotton163
 8When Feudal Ideals Failed: Conflicts Between Lords and Vassals in the Low Countries, 1127-1296 / Karen S. Nicholas201
Pt. VRejecting Chivalry: Reinscribing Feudal Ideals of Order 
 9Feudal Chivalry in Popular Medieval Battle Poems / John W. Schwetman229
 10The Roman de Jaufre and the Illusions of Romance / Ross C. Arthur245
Pt. VISurveying Ruins: Considering the Absence of Feudal Ideals of Order 
 11Chaucer Subjectivizes the Oath: Depicting the Fall from Feudalism into Individualism in the Canterbury Tales / Lois Roney269
 12John Rastell and the Norman Conquest: Tudor Theories about the Feudal Age / Amos Lee Laine299
 Afterword. Chivalry and the Other / Jane Chance309

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