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ordre de cavalleria
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 Book of Contemplation
 Book of the Gentile and the Three Wise Men
 Book of the Order of Chivalry
 Doctrina pueril
 Book of Evast and Blaquerna
 Book of the Lover and the Beloved
 Ars demonstrativa
 Felix or the Book of Wonders
 Book of the Beasts
 Desconhort
 Tree of Sciece
 Exemplary Tree
 Cant de Ramon
 Rhetorica nova
 Logica nova
 Liber de fine
 Ars brevis
 Phantasticus
 Ars brevis praedicationis


This short treatise upon the moral and religious values connected with the practice of arms, was written between 1274 and 1276 in order to strengthen the Christian ideals of the military caste of the 13th century, and has had a considerable literary success.

The Book of the Order of Chivalry consists of seven chapters dealing respectively with: the origins and nobility of chivalry; the description of the role of the knight; the examination of the person who aspires to be a knight; the dubbing ceremony; the symbolism of offensive and defensive weapons; the customs proper to the knight and the honour due to him.

Ramon Llull proposes a moral reform of chivalry (fidelity to the monarchy, the defence of the faith, and respect towards the lower estates of society) which can be seen from his contemporary writings on this matter, thus compensating for the scant enthusiasm towards the military estate presented in Chapter 112 of the Book of Contemplation, devoted to the comparison of ‘celestial chivalry’, which was open to the works of the spirit, with ‘earthly chivalry’, which was busy with political, military and social tasks.

The Book of the Order of Chivalry sets out to build an ideological system which was complete, subtle and, above all, appropriate to the real situation of European states, such as the Crown of Aragon or France, in the 13th century.

See: Albert Soler i Llopart, “ “Mas cavaller qui d’açò fa lo contrari”. Una lectura del tractat lul·lià sobre la cavalleria”, Estudios Lulianos, 29 (1989), pp. 1-23, 101-24.

enllaç UB Centre de Documentació Ramon Llull