Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules


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Courtly love is also called what?

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1. How is chivalry related to courtly love?

2. What is the relationship between courtly love and marriage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Originating in medieval literature, courtly love was a complex code of conduct with many rules. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of this medieval practice's rules and connection to chivalry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Courtly love's relationship to chivalry
  • Role of the troubadours
  • Significance of courtly love in medieval literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as chivalry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origin and rules of courtly love

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson titled Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules to learn more about this topic. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Examine the coexistence of courtly love and marriage
  • Introduce Code of Chivalry's origin and rules
  • Explore troubadours' roles in perpetuating tales of chivalry