The Evolution of Arthurian Romance: The Verse Tradition from Chretien to Froissartby Beate Schmolke-Hasselmann
A 1985 study of the evolution of Arthurian verse romance in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a 1998 English translation.See more details below
A 1985 study of the evolution of Arthurian verse romance in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a 1998 English translation.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Response to Chrétien: Tradition and Innovation in Arthurian Romance: 1. The stigma of decadence; 2. Consolidation of the form; 3. Changes in the relationship between ideals and reality; 4. Knight or lover: Gawain as a paragon divided; 5. Old matiere, new sens: innovation in thought and content; 6. Aspects of the response to Chrétien: from plagiarism to nostalgia; Part II. An Historical Survey of the Impact of the Arthurian Verse Romances: 7. The popularity of Arthurian verse romances; 8. The audience; 9. Arthurian literature in French and its significance for England; Bibliography; Index.
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