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The romances of Chrétien de Troyes

Author: Joseph J Duggan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Twelfth-century French poet Chretien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King Arthur gave rise to a tradition of storytelling that continues to this day. This book is a study of all of Chretien's work: Erec and Enide, Cliges, Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, Lancelot: The Knight of the Cart, and Perceval: The Tale of the Grail." "Joseph J.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Chrétien, de Troyes; Chrétien, de Troyes; Chrétien, de Troyes; Chrétien, de Troyes.; Chrétien de Troyes; Chrétien, de Troyes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Duggan
ISBN: 0300083572 9780300083576
OCLC Number: 45115740
Description: xi, 390 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chrétien and his milieu --
Kinship and marriage --
Values --
Interiority and responsibility --
Celtic myth, folklore, and historical tradition --
The art of the storyteller --
Knights and ladies.
Responsibility: Joseph J. Duggan.

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A study of the work of 12th-century French poet, Chretien de Troyes, setting it within the social and intellectual currents of its time. The book is organized in chapters that focus on major issues  Read more...

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"This book will become a landmark in Chretien scholarship, one that will refocus attention on neglected areas, open up new avenues of research, and generate passionate discussions." Jacques E. Read more...

 
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