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Arthurian Romances

Arthurian Romances

  • Author: Chretien Troyes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141903864
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 528
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Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chrétien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance. The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur's Queen Guinevere, and in The Knight with the Lion Yvain neglects his bride in his quest for greater glory. Erec and Enide explores a knight's conflict between love and honour, Cligés exalts the possibility of pure love outside marriage, while the haunting The Story of the Grail chronicles the legendary quest. Rich in symbolism, these evocative tales combine closely observed detail with fantastic adventure to create a compelling world that profoundly influenced Malory, and are the basis of the Arthurian legends we know today.

Arthurian Romances

Arthurian Romances

  • Author: Chrétien (de Troyes),Chretien Troyes,Chr鈋tien (de Troyes)
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140445213
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 521
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Weaves elements of personal desire into the King Arthur legends, telling tales of adulterous relationships and conflicts between love and honor, and provides the basis of today's Arthurian legends.

Arthurian Romances

Arthurian Romances

  • Author: Troyes Cretien de
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • ISBN: 1681952572
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 329
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The Birth of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table“’My good sir, is she your daughter then?’ ‘Yes, but don't pay any attention to what she says,’ said the lord. ‘She's a child - a silly, foolish thing.’ ‘Indeed,’ said my lord Gawain, ‘then I'd be very ill-mannered not to do what she wants.’” - Chrétien de Troyes, Arthurian Romances Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes is a collection of short stories set in the Early Middle Ages, in England. They follow the path of several knights – including Lancelot’s dad – through adulthood focusing on their romantic affairs. What tests will the knights encounter in order to prove themselves worthy of a woman’s love?

Four Arthurian Romances

Four Arthurian Romances

  • Author: 12th cent. de Troyes Chrétien
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465562443
  • Category:
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Vernacular Literary Theory in the Middle Ages

Vernacular Literary Theory in the Middle Ages

The German Tradition, 800-1300, in Its European Context

  • Author: Walter Haug
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521027993
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 444
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The first edition of this book appeared in German in 1985, and set a new agenda for the study of medieval literary theory. Rather than seeing vernacular writers' reflections on their art, such as are found in prologues, epilogues and interpolations in literary texts, as merely deriving from established Latin traditions, Walter Haug shows that they marked the gradual emancipation of an independent vernacular poetics that went hand in hand with changing narrative forms. While focussing primarily on medieval German writers, Haug also takes into account French literature of the same period, and the principles underlying his argument are equally relevant to medieval literature in English or any other European language. This ground-breaking study is now available in English for the first time.

Who’s Who and What’s What in Wagner

Who’s Who and What’s What in Wagner

  • Author: Jonathan Lewsey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351218522
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 368
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Whos Who and Whats What in Wagner aims to fill a notable gap in the extensive literature surrounding the works of Richard Wagner. It is a comprehensive reference work in which all the many complexities of character, plot and language in Wagners operas, from Die Feen to Parsifal, are elucidated. For ease of reference the book is arranged alphabetically in the style of an encyclopaedia. Herein will be found succinct synopses of all the operas; in-depth biographies of all the characters; a lexicon of difficult words and phrases; plus an appendix comprising a select bibliography and discography. Whether the reader be a casual opera lover, or specialist involved in the production or performance of Wagners works, this book will prove to be an invaluable companion. Contents include: Alphabetical Listing including: 86 in-depth character studies; Synopsis for each of the 13 operas; Over 1,000 further entries about names, places and artifacts that feature in Wagners works; Index.

The Book of Guinevere

The Book of Guinevere

legendary queen of Camelot

  • Author: Andrea Hopkins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780760710944
  • Category: Arthurian romances
  • Page: 96
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Explores the life and reign of Queen Guinevere through poetry and prose, literature and legend.

Lost Islands

Lost Islands

Inventing Avalon, Destroying Eden

  • Author: Kevan Manwaring
  • Publisher: Heart of Albion Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Climatic changes
  • Page: 217
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Imaginary, otherwordly and lost islands frequently feature in literature. This wide-ranging and imaginative study considers these mythic isles in the context of climate change and Earth itself as a threatened 'island'.

Éigse

Éigse

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Irish language
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The Byzantine Empire, 1025-1204

The Byzantine Empire, 1025-1204

A Political History

  • Author: Michael Angold
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 374
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The second edition of this major political history of the Byzantine Empire weaves social, economic, cultural trends and foreign affairs into a broad narrative