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The Romances of Chretien de Troyes
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The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Joseph J. Duggan

Abstract

Twelfth-century French poet Chretien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King Arthur gave rise to a tradition of storytelling that continues to this day. This book is a study of all of Chretien's work. The book begins with an introduction that sets Chretien within the social and intellectual currents of his time. It then organizes the book in chapters that focus on major issues in Chretien's romances rather than on individual works, topics that range from the importance of kinship and genealogy to standards of secular ... More

Keywords: King Arthur, poetry, storytelling, Grail, Perceval, Gauvain, knighthood, Celtic mythology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300083576
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300083576.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph J. Duggan, author