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Chretien de Troyes : A Study of the Arthurian Romances - L.T. Topsfield

Chretien de Troyes

A Study of the Arthurian Romances

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521155298
Number Of Pages: 376

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Originally published in 1981, this book provides an interpretation of the five Arthurian romances of Chretien 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 Chretien'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 Chretien 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.

The inheritance
Earlier Romances:
Erec et Enide and the Joy of the Court
Later Romances:
Lancelot and the quest for Fin Amors
Perceval or Le Conte du Graal
The legacy
List of abbreviations
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521155298
ISBN-10: 0521155290
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48