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The laws on perfidy can be seen as a vestigial sense of chivalry, demanding a minimum level of fairness in attack and defence, based upon the idea of a mutual respect between antagonists. The implications of Verbruggens examination of the warfare of the period were enormous and this helped force a thorough re-evaluation of the subject as a whole. Surprise and deception are widely considered to be opposed to the concept of chivalry although their relationship with both the theory and practice of the military code appears somewhat more complex than this simplistic view allows. The chapter presents an overview of how other chapters of the book are organised.

Keywords: chivalry; deception; medieval warfare

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