Aristocratic life in medieval France : the romances of Jean Renart and Gerbert de Montreuil, 1190-1230 (eBook, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
(DLC) 99029030
(OCoLC)41165443
Named Person: Jean Renart; Gerbert, de Montreuil; Jean Renart; Gerbert, de Montreuil; Gerbert, de Montreuil; Jean Renart
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Baldwin
OCLC Number: 607381886
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 359 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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 --
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Responsibility: John W. Baldwin.
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Although documents composed in Latin by clergy are satisfactory for studying the affairs of ecclesiastics, kings and high barons, the author argues they are inadequate for assessing the  Read more...

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A rich field for the discussion of upper-class ideals. -- D.D.R. Owen Times Literary Supplement This is an important and thoughtful work from a scholar steeped in his sources, and it adds new depths Read more...

 
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