A Companion to Chretien de Troyes

A Companion to Chretien de Troyes

by Norris J. Lacy
     
 

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Chrétien de Troyes is arguably the creator of Arthurian romance, and it is on his work that later writers have based their interpretations. This book offers both crucial information on, and a comprehensive coverage of, all aspects of the work of Chrétien de Troyes - the literary and historical background, patronage, his influence on other writers,

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Chrétien de Troyes is arguably the creator of Arthurian romance, and it is on his work that later writers have based their interpretations. This book offers both crucial information on, and a comprehensive coverage of, all aspects of the work of Chrétien de Troyes - the literary and historical background, patronage, his influence on other writers, manuscripts and editions of his work and, at the heart of the volume, major essays on the themes, techniques and artistic achievements in each of his compositions; the contributions, all from leading experts in Chrétien and related studies, have been commissioned especially for this volume and are designed to remain accessible to students while also addressing specialists in Arthurian studies and Chrétien de Troyes. They reflect the most current critical and scholarly views on one of the greatest of medieval authors. CONTRIBUTORS: JOHN W. BALDWIN, JUNE HALL MCCASH, LAURENCE HARF-LANCNER, NORRIS J. LACY, DOUGLAS KELLY, KEITH BUSBY, PETER F. DEMBOWSKI, ROBERTA L. KRUEGER, DONALD MADDOX, SARA STURM-MADDOX, JOAN TASKER GRIMBERT, MATILDA TOMARYN BRUCKNER, TONY HUNT, RUPERT T. PICKENS, ANNIE COMBES, MICHELLE SZKILNIK, EMMANUELE BAUMGARTNER

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Students will find this volume comprehensive and informative. FRENCH STUDIESSixteen authoritative yet witty essays grace this impressive volume. A useful, well-edited and friendly "companion". ECONOMIA A wonderful collection of essays. ARTHURIANAOffers worthwhile insights for students of medieval literature. MLRA fine collection...an excellent introduction to Chrétien world and work. Highly recommended. CHOICEA useful book for the classroom and independent studies. MEDIUM AEVUM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843841616
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
04/17/2008
Series:
Arthurian Studies, #63
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Professor Norris J. Lacy is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Professor Joan Tasker Grimbert is Professor of French at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA.

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