The Evolution of Arthurian Romance: The Verse Tradition from Chretien to Froissart

The Evolution of Arthurian Romance: The Verse Tradition from Chretien to Froissart

by 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

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A 1985 study of the evolution of Arthurian verse romance in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a 1998 English translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521411530
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #35
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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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