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Chrétien de Troyes: A Study of the Arthurian Romances

Chrétien de Troyes: A Study of the Arthurian Romances

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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521155298

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  • Originally published in 1981, this book provides an interpretation of the five Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes. It attempts to show the ways in which this most enigmatic and influential of medieval romance-writers reveals his ideas about man, society and God. The evolution of these ideas is studied in texts ranging from Chrétien's earliest known romance, Erec and Enide, through Cliges, Lancelot and Yvain, to the unfinished Perceval or Le Conte du Graal. Dr Topsfield demonstrates the importance of Chrétien de Troyes for the development of the genre of medieval romance, and the establishment of Arthurian material within the Western literary tradition. In this respect, the book will be of interest to all those involved in European medieval studies.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521155298
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    1. The inheritance
    Part I. Earlier Romances:
    2. Erec et Enide and the Joy of the Court
    2. Cliges
    Part II. Later Romances:
    4. Lancelot and the quest for Fin Amors
    5. Yvain
    6. Perceval or Le Conte du Graal
    7. The legacy
    Appendices
    List of abbreviations
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Indices.

  • Author

    L. T. Topsfield

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