Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the French Arthurian Romance

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the French Arthurian Romance

by Ad Putter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198182538

ISBN-13: 9780198182535

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is an innovative and original exploration of the connections between Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the best-known works of medieval English literature, and the tradition of French Arthurian romance, best-known through the works of Chretien de Troyes two centuries earlier. Putter compares Gawain with a wide range of French Arthurian romances,

Overview

This is an innovative and original exploration of the connections between Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the best-known works of medieval English literature, and the tradition of French Arthurian romance, best-known through the works of Chretien de Troyes two centuries earlier. Putter compares Gawain with a wide range of French Arthurian romances, exploring their recurrent structural patterns and motifs, their ethical orientation, and the social context in which they were produced. He presents a wealth of new sources and analogues, which provide illuminating points of comparison for analysis of the self-consciousness with which the Gawain-poet handled the staple ingredients of Arthurian romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198182535
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.91(d)

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