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Aristocratic life in medieval France : the romances of Jean Renart and Gerbert de Montreuil, 1190-1230

Author: John W Baldwin
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.
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"In Aristocratic Life in Medieval France, the medieval scholar John Baldwin undertakes a study of this segment of society using, for the first time in nearly a century, the vernacular romances written exclusively for the amusement of aristocratic audiences." "Rather than attempting to encompass all of Middle Age Europe, this study selects two writers, Jean Renart and Gerbert de Montreuil, and their four romances. It  Read more...
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Baldwin, John W.
Aristocratic life in medieval France.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607381886
Named Person: Jean Renart; Gerbert, de Montreuil; Jean Renart; Gerbert, de Montreuil; Gerbert, de Montreuil; Jean Renart; Jean Renart; Gerbert, de Montreuil
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Baldwin
ISBN: 0801861888 9780801861888 0801869129 9780801869129
OCLC Number: 41165443
Description: xvii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Literary craft: Jean Renart, Gerbert de Montreuil, and their romances --
Addresses and politics --
Chivalric prowess --
The economy of romance: largesse and hospitality --
Women and love --
Embellishments: festivities, entertainments, and clothing --
Aristocratic religion --
Audiences.
Responsibility: John W. Baldwin.
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