A Companion to Chretien de Troyes

A Companion to Chretien de Troyes

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Chretien de Troyes is arguably the creator of Arthurian romance, and it is on his work that later writers have based their interpretations. This book offers both crucial information on, and a comprehensive coverage of, all aspects of the work of Chretien de Troyes - the literary and historical background, patronage, his influence on other writers, manuscripts and editions of his work and, at the heart of the volume, major essays on the themes, techniques and artistic achievements in each of his compositions; the contributions, all from leading experts in Chretien and related studies, have been commissioned especially for this volume and are designed to remain accessible to students while also addressing specialists in Arthurian studies and Chretien de Troyes. They reflect the most current critical and scholarly views on one of the greatest of medieval authors.

CONTRIBUTORS: JOHN W. BALDWIN, JUNE HALL MCCASH, LAURENCE HARF-LANCNER, NORRIS J. LACY, DOUGLAS KELLY, KEITH BUSBY, PETER F. DEMBOWSKI, ROBERTA L. KRUEGER, DONALD MADDOX, SARA STURM-MADDOX, JOAN TASKER GRIMBERT, MATILDA TOMARYN BRUCKNER, TONY HUNT, RUPERT T. PICKENS, ANNIE COMBES, MICHELLE SZKILNIK, EMMANUELE BAUMGARTNER
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • D.S. Brewer
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843841614
  • 9781843841616
  • 1,148,885

Table of contents

Chretien in History - John Baldwin
Chretien's Patrons - June Hall McCash
Chretien's Literary Background - Laurence Harf-Lancner
The Arthurian Legend before Chretien - Norris J. Lacy
Narrative Poetics: Rhetoric, Orality and Performance - Douglas Kelly
The Manuscripts of Chretien's Romances - Keith Busby
Editing Chretien - Peter F Dembowski
Philomena: Brutal Transitions and Courtly Transformations in Chretien's Old French Translation - Roberta L Krueger
Eric et Endie: The First Arthurian Romance - Sara Sturm-Maddox
Eric et Enide: The First Arthurian Romance - Donald L Maddox
Cliges and the Chansons: A Slave to Love - Joan Tasker Grimbert
Le Chevalier de la Charrette That Obscure Object of Desire, Lancelot - Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner
Le Chevalier au Lion: Yvain Lionheart - Tony Hunt
Le Conte du Graal: Chretien's Unfinished Last Romance - Rupert Pickens
The Continuations of the Conte du Graal - Annie Combes
Medieval Translations and Adaptations of Chretien's Works - Michelle Szkilnik
Chretien's Medieval Influence From the Grail Quest to the Joy of the Court - Emmanuele Baumgartner
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For specialists and non-specialists alike this must be the ultimate Chretien vademecum. PENDRAGON

The works of Chretien de Troyes have generated a dauntingly large body of scholarship. For anyone unsure of where to begin. A Companion to Chretien de Troyes offers an ideal starting point. [It] captures beautifully the richness and variety of Chretien research. Reading through A Companion to Chretien de Troyes is like taking a dream course on Chretien. The contributors' expertise ensures an abundance of thought-provoking material, leading to a collection that deserves a place in every academic library. THE FRENCH REVIEW

Students will find this volume comprehensive and informative. FRENCH STUDIES
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About Norris J. Lacy

Professor Norris J. Lacy is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Professor Joan Tasker Grimbert is Professor of French at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA.
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