Arthurian Romances
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Arthurian Romances : De Troyes : Arthurian Romances

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An idyllically happy marriage in which a husband is so involved that he neglects his duties as a knight; love endangered by a husband who is more interested in athletic chivalry than his wife; timorous young love ; and adulterous passion –together these stories offer the most complete expression of French chivalry and of courtly love.

Chretien de Troyes did not invent the Arthurian legend: he gave it sophisticated literary form, establishing it as major branch of European literature. Without Chretien we might today scarcely have heard of King Arthur and his brave company.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 38.1mm | 385.55g
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Revised
  • 046087389X
  • 9780460873895
  • 354,032

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An idyllically happy marriage in which a husband is so involved that he neglects his duties as a knight; love endangered by husband who is more interested in athletic chivalry than his wife; timorous young love; and adulterous passion--together these stories offer the most complete expression we possess from a single author of the ideals of French chivalry and of courtly love.
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6,673 ratings
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