French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France [NOOK Book]

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The French Mediaeval Romances is a collection of the earliest known, surviving Breton lai - short, rhymed chivalric tales of magic and love - probably composed in the late 12th century in the court of Henry II. She is also known for having translated Aesop’s Fables into Anglo-Norman French from Middle English.

The identity of Marie de France is not known, she signed her work simply, “Marie ai num, si sui de ...
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French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

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Overview

The French Mediaeval Romances is a collection of the earliest known, surviving Breton lai - short, rhymed chivalric tales of magic and love - probably composed in the late 12th century in the court of Henry II. She is also known for having translated Aesop’s Fables into Anglo-Norman French from Middle English.

The identity of Marie de France is not known, she signed her work simply, “Marie ai num, si sui de France,” or, My name is Mary, and I am from France.” Her work continues to be read and influence the romance genre 800 years later.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781681050638
  • Publisher: Some Good Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2015
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 263 KB

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Marie de France was a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century. She lived and wrote at an undisclosed court, but was almost certainly at least known about at the royal court of King Henry II of England. Virtually nothing is known of her life; both her given name and its geographical specification come from her manuscripts, though one contemporary reference to her work and popularity remains.
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