|Literature and Humanities 1 (YCC1111);
Medieval Romance: Magic and the Supernatural (YHU2309)
The quality of largesse, a willingness to spend freely and give generously, was considered an important virtue in the chivalric culture of medieval romance, part of the code of behaviour by which knights could gain a good reputation. Often presented in its idealised form in romance texts, the display of largesse evokes a fantasy of limitless wealth that signals high social status.
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