Sealed in Parchment: Rereadings of Knighthood in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Chretien de Troyes

Sealed in Parchment: Rereadings of Knighthood in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Chretien de Troyes

by Sandra Hindman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226341569

ISBN-13: 9780226341569

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Chretien de Troyes was France's great medieval poet--inventor of the genre of courtly romance and popularizer of the Arthurian legend. The forty-four surviving manuscripts of his work (ten of them illuminated) pose a number of questions about who used these books and in what way. In Sealed in Parchment, Sandra Hindman scrutinizes both text and images to reveal…  See more details below

Overview

Chretien de Troyes was France's great medieval poet--inventor of the genre of courtly romance and popularizer of the Arthurian legend. The forty-four surviving manuscripts of his work (ten of them illuminated) pose a number of questions about who used these books and in what way. In Sealed in Parchment, Sandra Hindman scrutinizes both text and images to reveal what the manuscripts can tell us about medieval society and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226341569
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
1. The Knight: Li Clerc
2. The Knight: Li Bacheler
3. The Knight: Li Seignor
4. The Knight: Li Combateor
5. The Knight: Li Roi
Notes
References
Index

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