Arthurian Romances

Author: Chretien de Troyes

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Filled with romantic tales of Lancelot and early Grail legends, this exacting translation of de Troyes' verse narratives written in the 12th century features four romances that expound on the ideals of French chivalry.

Chrétien de Troyes: A Study of the Arthurian Romances

Author: L. T. Topsfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 367

View: 643

This 1981 book provides an interpretation of the five Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes. It explores how this most enigmatic and influential of medieval romance-writers reveals his ideas about man, society and God. The texts range from Erec and Enide, through Cliges to Perceval or Le Conte du Graal.

Arthurian Romances

Author: Chrétien (de Troyes)

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 521

View: 392

Weaves elements of personal desire into the King Arthur legends, telling tales of adulterous relationships and conflicts between love and honor, and provides the basis of today's Arthurian legends.

Arthurian Romances

Author: Chretien Troyes

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 579

Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chrétien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance. The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur's Queen Guinevere, and in The Knight with the Lion Yvain neglects his bride in his quest for greater glory. Erec and Enide explores a knight's conflict between love and honour, Cligés exalts the possibility of pure love outside marriage, while the haunting The Story of the Grail chronicles the legendary quest. Rich in symbolism, these evocative tales combine closely observed detail with fantastic adventure to create a compelling world that profoundly influenced Malory, and are the basis of the Arthurian legends we know today.

Arthurian Romance and Gender

Selected Proceedings of the XVIIth International Arthurian Congress

Author: Friedrich Wolfzettel

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 933

These selected proceedings of the XVIIth International Arthurian Congress (21 to 30 July, 1993 at Bonn) are a major contribution to problems connected with the semiotics of sex, gender and gender roles in Arthurian romance and more generally in medieval narrative. With regard to this particular topic, the proceedings provide a first comprehensive discussion, covering virtually the whole range of medieval Arthurian romance from the Chronicles and the 'classical' period onto verse and prose romances in the XIIIth, XIVth, and XVth centuries, including Malory, and examining the most important works of the mainstreams of French, German, and English literatures. The variety of methods - philological, historical and sociological criticism, anthropological, psychoanalytical, semiotic and linguistic approaches - brought to bear on the texts indicate the growing importance of femininity in the narrative framework as well as a growing awareness of femininity as opposed to the chivalric, masculine set of values. In this perspective, Arthurian romance may be said to be due and revolve around the problem of the sexes or more precisely,gender studies help to define genre studies. Moreover, in pointing out - successful or thwarted - tendencies towards a reassessment of femininity, the studies of this volume may contribute to a better understanding of the civilizing process of the medieval world.

Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's Morte D'Arthur.

Sir Gawain at the Grail Castle

Author: Jessie Laidlay Weston

Publisher: Franklin Classics



Page: 102

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The Evolution of Arthurian Romance

The Verse Tradition from Chrétien to Froissart

Author: Beate Schmolke-Hasselmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

View: 992

A 1985 study of the evolution of Arthurian verse romance in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a 1998 English translation.

Rewards and Punishments in the Arthurian Romances and Lyric Poetry of Mediaeval France

Essays Presented to Kenneth Varty on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday


Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

View: 715

The essays in this volume, a Festschrift for Professor Kenneth Varty, are centred on the relatively unexplored theme of rewards and punishments in French Arthurian romance and the medieval lyric. The Arthurian studies range over verse (Béroul, Chrétien, Jean Renart, the Roman de Silence) and prose (Robert de Boron, the Queste del Saint Graal, Perlesvaus, Lancelot and the Tristan/), reflecting a variety of different approaches, from an examination of the legal background to the work of Béroul to an iconographical survey of hitherto undiscussed and unpublished Tristan illustrations to close textual analysis of an episode in Robert de Boron's Joseph and Merlin.

Beyond Arthurian Romances

The Reach of Victorian Medievalism

Author: J. Palmgren

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 182

Leaving the traditional focus on Arthurian romance and Gothic tales, the essays in this collection address how the Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages to create a sense of authority for their own ideas in areas such as art, religion, gender expectations, and social services. This book will interest specialists in the Victorian period from various fields and will also be a welcome addition to any library serving substantial humanities divisions. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the essays, this collection would be useful in a wide range of humanities classes beyond the traditional literature class.

Origins of Arthurian Romances

Early Sources for the Legends of Tristan, the Grail and the Abduction of the Queen

Author: Flint F. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 388

There are three archetypal and widespread Arthurian stories--the abduction of Guinevere, the Holy Grail, and Tristan. Through the author's painstaking research of the literature and comparative literature of the stories, and by studying the history, laws, and archaeology of the post-Roman period, a new methodology was found for approaching sources. This led to strong reasons for making a number of groundbreaking conclusions. Arthurian literature is a potential wealth of information on Arthur's Britain. More importantly, the nature of the holy grail has been in the grail literature and related materials all along.