Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur Book VIII Chapter 32 — 1 Comment

  1. To get serious here for a moment, it seems to me that there’s basically two types of sanctioned interpersonal violence: one where two violent guys agree to settle things between the two of them and one where the agents of a state act in behalf of the state. There are typically lots more rules in the first case.

    The interplay between these two is fascinating. Here, we’ve got a king’s soldiers more or less saying, “Dude, this has nothing to do with us. Settle your own problems.”

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