Monday, May 23

The Kingdom of Heaven

拜占廷,君士坦丁堡和伊斯坦布尔》原本是我看“The Kingdom of Heaven”之前做的功课。这个电影说的是一个人在家乡犯了事,“跑路”到耶路撒冷,最终成为一名真正的骑士,娶得美人归。从此,王子和公主过着美好的生活...

虽然其中有宗教,有男女,有平等,但骑士是片子的主题。“忠诚,诚实(Tell the truth even when it will lead to death),勇敢”的那段誓言,不知道谁能帮我找到原文?

两段对话比较有意思:
“我能在耶路撒冷洗清我的罪么?”“Let's find out together.”
“我原以为我们为了上帝而战,其实我们是为财富而战,为土地而战。”


遗留一个问题:“骑士”称号,在中世纪,是否由教廷颁发?是忠于皇室还是忠于国家还是忠于教廷?战风车的堂吉柯德是最后一个骑士,那么骑士的本来面目是怎样的呢?

Update:
Steven commentted: Don Quixote is not the last knight. Even today, Knight is still part of the Royal recognition, called orders of chivalry. Knighthood is usually grant by monarchs. origianlly knights are warriors following noblemen, or noblemen following kings. Later in the middle age, Knight was the term refering mounted armour soldiers. Then later, knight became the title of noblemen trained for military duties. Because traditionally, Northern European armies were mostly foot soldiers, but later, mounted troops, chivalris became more and more importent because the invaders were usually mounted. These chivalries were the knights.
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At January 07, 2015 5:16 PM, Blogger Ben L said...

Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong. That is your oath. And that is so you remember it.

 

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