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Bibliocollège - Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion, Chrétien de Troyes

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En forêt de Brocéliande, il existe une fontaine magique qui déclenche d'effroyables tempêtes lorsqu'on renverse son eau sur le perron qui l'entoure. À la cour du roi Arthur, Yvain, jeune chevalier fougueux, décide d'affronter Esclados le Roux, le seigneur qui protège cet endroit. Il s'y rend et blesse gravement son adversaire qui prend la fuite. Yvain le poursuit et se trouve pris au piège, pourchassé à son tour par les gens du château, désireux de venger leur maître. Comble de l'infortune, la jeune femme dont il tombe amoureux est Laudine, la veuve du chevalier vaincu ! Comment Yvain va-t-il se tirer de ce mauvais pas ? Heureusement, dans ses aventures, il pourra compter sur l'aide de Lunette, une demoiselle au service de Laudine, ainsi que sur la fidélité de son lion. Bibliocollège propose : • des extraits annotés, • des questionnaires au fil du texte, • des documents iconographiques exploités, • une présentation de Chrétien de Troyes et de son époque, • un aperçu du genre du roman courtois, • un groupement de textes : « Le Combat héroïque ».

Fiche de lecture Yvain ou Le Chevalier au lion (résumé détaillé et analyse littéraire de référence)

Fiche de lecture Yvain ou Le Chevalier au lion (résumé détaillé et analyse littéraire de référence) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chrétien de Troyes
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Fiche de lecture Yvain ou Le Chevalier au lion (résumé détaillé et analyse littéraire de référence) by Chrétien de Troyes Summary

La collection « Connaître une oeuvre » vous offre la possibilité de tout savoir du roman Yvain ou Le Chevalier au lion de Chrétien de Troyes grâce à une fiche de lecture aussi complète que détaillée. La rédaction, claire et accessible, a été confiée à un spécialiste universitaire. Notre travail éditorial vous offre un grand confort de lecture, spécialement développé pour la lecture numérique. Cette fiche de lecture répond à une charte qualité mise en place par une équipe d’enseignants. Ce livre numérique contient : - Un sommaire dynamique - La biographie de Chrétien de Troyes - La présentation de l’œuvre - Le résumé détaillé (chapitre par chapitre) - Les raisons du succès - Les thèmes principaux - L'étude du mouvement littéraire de l’auteur

Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion de Chrétien de Troyes

Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion de Chrétien de Troyes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Weber,lePetitLittéraire.fr
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Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion de Chrétien de Troyes by Pierre Weber,lePetitLittéraire.fr Summary

Testez vos connaissances sur Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion de Chrétien de Troyes ! Ce questionnaire de lecture sur Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion de Chrétien de Troyes vous aidera à : • vérifier votre compréhension du roman • faire des liens entre la réalité et la fiction • approfondir votre analyse de l’œuvre Cette ressource comprend un questionnaire de lecture ainsi qu’un corrigé complet et détaillé. À propos de la collection LePetitLittéraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

'Yvain' dans le miroir

'Yvain' dans le miroir Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Tasker Grimbert
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'Yvain' dans le miroir by Joan Tasker Grimbert Summary

This study views the pervasive ambiguity of Chretien's romances as a positive quality and focuses on the techniques used in Yvain to encourage reflection. An adversative structure informs this romance, setting up a disconcerting rhythm of false belief and reversal which forces the reader/listener (like the hero) to question all that meets the eyes and ears. Grimbert's discussion ranges broadly and authoritatively over subjects from narrative omniscience and reliability ... to character, to rhetoric and the duplicity of language”. Norris J. Lacy, French Review 63.2 (1989).

Arthurian Romances

Arthurian Romances Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Troyes Cretien de
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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?

Yvain

Yvain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chretien de Troyes
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Yvain by Chretien de Troyes Summary

The twelfth-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes is a major figure in European literature. His courtly romances fathered the Arthurian tradition and influenced countless other poets in England as well as on the continent. Yet because of the difficulty of capturing his swift-moving style in translation, English-speaking audiences are largely unfamiliar with the pleasures of reading his poems. Now, for the first time, an experienced translator of medieval verse who is himself a poet provides a translation of Chrétien’s major poem, Yvain, in verse that fully and satisfyingly captures the movement, the sense, and the spirit of the Old French original. Yvain is a courtly romance with a moral tenor; it is ironic and sometimes bawdy; the poetry is crisp and vivid. In addition, the psychological and the socio-historical perceptions of the poem are of profound literary and historical importance, for it evokes the emotions and the values of a flourishing, vibrant medieval past.

"Ywain and Gawain" and Chrétien de Troyes’ "Yvain: The Knight of the Lion" in contrast

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"Ywain and Gawain" and Chrétien de Troyes’ "Yvain: The Knight of the Lion" in contrast by Thomas Schachtebeck Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, grade: 1,7, Free University of Berlin (Fachbereich Englisch), course: Medieval English Literatures II : English Arthurian Romances , language: English, abstract: There is no doubt that Chrétien de Troyes was one of the most influential writers in the Middle Ages, and his poem Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (Yvain: Le Chevalier au Lion) is probably one of the greatest masterpieces of medieval writing. Since there are many different redactions of Chrétien’s Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (hereafter Yvain) today – such as Hartmann von Aue’s Iwein, the Welsh Owein, and the Middle English Ywain and Gawain (hereafter YG) – it can be rightfully claimed that Yvain had a huge impact on the literary world of the Middle Ages. Referring to the English world of literature, YG is – of course - the most popular redaction of Chrétien’s Yvain. However, there are a lot of critics who argue whether this Middle English redaction of Chrétien’s Yvain should be regarded “as a work of art in its own right or as merely a translation” [Finlayson 1969: 312] of its French source. In order to give proof that YG is a work of its own rather than a pure literal translation of Chrétien’s Yvain, this paper aims to highlight and analyse some striking differences between these two poems. Therefore, this paper will first focus on some differences in terms of form and style, and then, it will concentrate on some matters which are related to different meanings and different focal points of YG and Yvain.

Bodily and Spiritual Hygiene in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Bodily and Spiritual Hygiene in Medieval and Early Modern Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albrecht Classen
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Bodily and Spiritual Hygiene in Medieval and Early Modern Literature by Albrecht Classen Summary

While most people today take hygiene and medicine for granted, they both have had their own history. We can gain deep insights into the pre-modern world by studying its health-care system, its approaches to medicine, and concept of hygiene. Already the early Middle Ages witnessed great interest in bathing (hot and cold), swimming, and good personal hygiene. Medical activities grew over time, but even early medieval monks were already great experts in treating the sick. The contributions examine literary, medical, historical texts and images and probe the information we can glean from them. The interdisciplinary approach of this volume makes it possible to view this large field in a complex and diversified manner, taking into account both early medieval and early modern treatises on medicine, water, bathing, and health. Such a cultural-historical perspective creates a most valuable bridge connecting literary and scientific documents under the umbrella of the history of mentality and history of everyday life. The volume does not aim at idealizing the past, but it definitely intends to deconstruct modern myths about the 'dirty' and 'unhealthy' Middle Ages and early modern age.

Die dänischen Eufemiaviser und die Rezeption höfischer Kultur im spätmittelalterlichen Dänemark – The Eufemiaviser and the Reception of Courtly Culture in Late Medieval Denmark

Die dänischen Eufemiaviser und die Rezeption höfischer Kultur im spätmittelalterlichen Dänemark – The Eufemiaviser and the Reception of Courtly Culture in Late Medieval Denmark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Massimiliano Bampi,Anna Katharina Richter
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Die dänischen Eufemiaviser und die Rezeption höfischer Kultur im spätmittelalterlichen Dänemark – The Eufemiaviser and the Reception of Courtly Culture in Late Medieval Denmark by Massimiliano Bampi,Anna Katharina Richter Summary

Das Buch präsentiert Texte, die ein einzigartiges Zeugnis kontinentaler höfischer Erzählkunst in der dänischen Literatur zwischen Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit darstellen: die Eufemiaviser (Eufemia-Gedichte), die in der Zeit um 1470–1480 über französische und altschwedische Vorlagen ins Dänische übersetzt wurden. In der skandinavistischen Forschung wurden sie bisher kaum untersucht. This book presents texts which are a unique testimony in Danish literature between the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period: the so-called Eufemiaviser (Eufemia poems), courtly verse romances, translated into Danish via Old French and Old Swedish sources in the later part of the 15th century. These texts have hardly been studied in Scandinavian research so far.

Rewriting Medieval French Literature

Rewriting Medieval French Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leah Tether,Keith Busby
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Rewriting Medieval French Literature by Leah Tether,Keith Busby Summary

Jane H. M. Taylor is one of the world's foremost scholars of rewriting or réécriture. Her focus has been on literature in medieval and Renaissance France, but rewriting, including continuation, translation, and adaptation, lies at the heart of literary traditions in all vernaculars. This book explores both the interdisciplinarity of rewriting and Taylor's remarkable contribution to its study. The rewriting and reinterpretation of narratives across chronological, social and/or linguistic boundaries represents not only a crucial feature of text transmission, but also a locus of cultural exchange. Taylor has shown that the adaptation of material to conform to the expectations, values, or literary tastes of a different audience can reveal important information regarding the acculturation and reception of medieval texts. In recent years, numerous scholars across disciplines have thus turned to this field of enquiry. This collection of studies dedicated to the rewriting of medieval French literature from the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries by Taylor’s friends, colleagues, and former students offers not only a fitting tribute to Taylor’s career, but also a timely consolidation of the very latest research in the field, which will be vital for all scholars of medieval rewriting. With contributions from Jessica Taylor, Keith Busby, Leah Tether, Logan E. Whalen, Mireille Séguy, Christine Ferlampin-Acher, Ad Putter, Anne Salamon, Patrick Moran, Nathalie Koble, Bart Besamusca, Frank Brandsma, Richard Trachsler, Carol J. Chase, Maria Colombo Timelli, Laura Chuhan Campbell, Joan Tasker-Grimbert, Jean-Claude Mühlethaler, Michelle Szkilnik, Thomas Hinton, Elizabeth Archibald.

Animal Languages in the Middle Ages

Animal Languages in the Middle Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Langdon
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Animal Languages in the Middle Ages by Alison Langdon Summary

The essays in this interdisciplinary volume explore language, broadly construed, as part of the continued interrogation of the boundaries of human and nonhuman animals in the Middle Ages. Uniting a diverse set of emerging and established scholars, Animal Languages questions the assumed medieval distinction between humans and other animals. The chapters point to the wealth of non-human communicative and discursive forms through which animals function both as vehicles for human meaning and as agents of their own, demonstrating the significance of human and non-human interaction in medieval texts, particularly for engaging with the Other. The book ultimately considers the ramifications of deconstructing the medieval anthropocentric view of language for the broader question of human singularity.

Arthurian Romance

Arthurian Romance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Pearsall
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Arthurian Romance by Derek Pearsall Summary

This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal. Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times. Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance. Draws out the changing political, moral and emotional uses of the story. Explains the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend. Written by an author with vast knowledge of medieval literature.

Kinesic Humor

Kinesic Humor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Guillemette Bolens
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Kinesic Humor by Guillemette Bolens Summary

The triggers of laughter in spoken language or conversation can often be very simple, such as a change in gesture, or in vocal tone or tempo. Speakers and listeners understand these dynamics of gesture through motor cognition and use them to great effect. The causes of laughter and the experience of humor in written texts, however, are less well understood. In Kinesic Humor, Guillemette Bolens offers a cognitive poetics-based study of triggers of laughter in texts, focusing in particular on tonic shifts and gesture in plot and narrative. Bolens shows how literary texts from a variety of periods provide remarkably precise information concerning kinesthesia, the role of tonicity in communication, and the impact of momentum, timing, and tempo on the way in which gestures are processed in human exchanges. She investigates the narrative use of such parameters and how they prompt laughter in a wide-ranging corpus of major authors that includes Chrétien de Troyes, Cervantes, Milton, Saint-Simon, Rousseau, Sterne, and Stendhal. Using the theory of embodied cognition, Bolens shows how thwarted perceptions and expectations of movements and sensations produce the cognitive shifts typical of humor. Bringing together narratology, cognitive studies, gesture studies, humor studies, and historical context, this book offers original perspectives on important artworks and represents a major contribution to cognitive poetics. Originally published in French as L'Humour et le savoir des corps in 2016, this volume not only brings the work to an English-speaking audience for the first time but expands significantly on the original by analyzing a new corpus of texts and engaging with recent advances in the field to develop a cutting-edge theory of kinesic humor.

Arthur in Northern Translations

Arthur in Northern Translations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Virgile Reiter, Raphaëlle Jamet
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Arthur in Northern Translations by Virgile Reiter, Raphaëlle Jamet Summary

Arthur in Northern Translations is a compilation of some of the articles presented at two conferences organized by the Nordic Branch of the Arthurian Society. The volume aims to showcase the richness and broad appeal of the contemporary research on Nordic translations of courtly literature, featuring articles on the Arthurian tradition in Medieval Scandinavia. As such, the articles compiled here will be of interest not only to specialists of the Medieval North, but to all interested in courtly literature and Arthurian material in general.

Text and Intertext in Medieval Arthurian Literature

Text and Intertext in Medieval Arthurian Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norris J. Lacy
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Text and Intertext in Medieval Arthurian Literature by Norris J. Lacy Summary

First published in 1996. Intertextuality the phenomenon is as old as literature itself. And to medievalists in particular, it was a critical commonplace long before the term was coined: we have routinely recognized that, during the Middle Ages, texts consistently borrowed from one another and from the traditions they all shared. Those borrowings can take the form of thematic echoes, of the appropriation of characters and situations, and even of direct citation. This volume is a collection of essays discussing the intertextual dimensions of Arthurian literature.

Wounds in the Middle Ages

Wounds in the Middle Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Kirkham,Cordelia Warr
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Wounds in the Middle Ages by Anne Kirkham,Cordelia Warr Summary

Wounds were a potent signifier reaching across all aspects of life in Europe in the middle ages, and their representation, perception and treatment is the focus of this volume. Following a survey of the history of medical wound treatment in the middle ages, paired chapters explore key themes situating wounds within the context of religious belief, writing on medicine, status and identity, and surgical practice. The final chapter reviews the history of medieval wounding through the modern imagination. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested in how past societies regarded health, disease and healing and will improve knowledge of not only the practice of medicine in the past, but also of the ethical, religious and cultural dimensions structuring that practice.

George Eliot

George Eliot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Arnold,Lila Marz Harper
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George Eliot by Jean Arnold,Lila Marz Harper Summary

This collection brings together new articles by leading scholars who reappraise George Eliot in her bicentenary year as an interdisciplinary thinker and writer for our times. Here, researchers, students, teachers and the general public gain access to new perspectives on Eliot’s vast interests and knowledge, informed by the nineteenth-century British culture in which she lived. Examining Eliot’s wide-ranging engagement with Victorian historical research, periodicals, poetry, mythology, natural history, realism, the body, gender relations, and animal studies, these essays construct an exciting new interdisciplinary agenda for future Eliot studies.

Lancelot ou le Chevalier de la charrette

Lancelot ou le Chevalier de la charrette Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chrétien de Troyes
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Lancelot ou le Chevalier de la charrette by Chrétien de Troyes Summary

Ce roman courtois entraîne le lecteur sur les traces du meilleur chevalier du monde. « Super-héros » toujours vainqueur, Lancelot accepte de se couvrir de honte en montant sur la charrette réservée aux malfaiteurs. Son but ? Rejoindre et délivrer sa bien-aimée, la reine Guenièvre, prisonnière du traître Méléagant... À travers ses aventures exemplaires et fascinantes, Chrétien de Troyes peint le monde enchanté du roi Arthur et de ses chevaliers de la Table ronde.

The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes

The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Staines
Editor: Indiana University Press
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The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes by David Staines Summary

"[A]n eminently readable text, done clearly and accurately . . . it gives as good an idea as a translation can of the complexity and subtlety of Chrétien's originals. . . . The text is provided by a translator who understands the spirit as well as the letter of the original and renders it with style. . . . [T]his translation should attract a wide audience of students and Arthurian enthusiasts." —Speculum "[A] significant contribution to the field of medieval studies [and] a pleasure to read." —Library Journal "These are, above all, stories of courtly love and of knights tested in their devotion to chivalric ideals (with passion and duty often at odds); but they are also thrilling wonder stories of giants, wild men, tame lions, razor-sharp bridges and visits to the Other World." —Washington Post Book World "This tastefully produced book will be the standard general translation for many years to come." —Choice This new translation brings to life for a new generation of readers the stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Gawain, Perceval, Yvain, and the other "knights and ladies" of Chrétien de Troyes' famous romances.

"De Sens Rassis"

Author: Keith Busby,Logan E. Whalen,Bernard Guidot
Editor: Rodopi
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"De Sens Rassis" by Keith Busby,Logan E. Whalen,Bernard Guidot Summary

These articles are mainly concerned with medieval French literature, particularly those areas in which the honorand of the volume, Rupert T. Pickens, has distinguished himself: Old French Arthurian romance, Marie de France, chanson de geste, later poetry (including Villon), and the Occitan troubadour lyric. Among the contributors are some of the most significant scholars from the U.S.A., Canada, France, Switzerland, and the U.K. working in Old French studies today. The volume will be of interest to specialists in Old French, Occitan, and medieval literature generally. Some of the articles deal with relatively unknown works, and all are informed by current developments in medieval literary studies.

Italy and Early Medieval Europe

Italy and Early Medieval Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ross Balzaretti,Julia Barrow,Patricia Skinner
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Italy and Early Medieval Europe by Ross Balzaretti,Julia Barrow,Patricia Skinner Summary

A comprehensive survey of recent work in Medieval Italian history and archaeology by an international cast of contributors, arranged within a broader context of studies on other regions and major historical transitions in Europe, c.400 to c.1400CE. Each of the contributors reflect on the contribution made to the field by Chris Wickham, whose own work spans studies based on close archival work, to broad and ambitious statements on economic and social change in the transition from Roman to medieval Europe, and the value of comparing this across time and space.

Chaucer’s Polyphony

Chaucer’s Polyphony Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Fruoco
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Chaucer’s Polyphony by Jonathan Fruoco Summary

Geoffrey Chaucer has long been considered by the critics as the father of English poetry. However, this notion not only tends to forget a huge part of the history of Anglo-Saxon literature but also to ignore the specificities of Chaucer’s style. Indeed, Chaucer’s decision to write in Middle English, in a time when the hegemony of Latin and Old French was undisputed (especially at the court of Edward III and Richard II), was consistent with an intellectual movement that was trying to give back to European vernaculars the prestige necessary to a genuine cultural production, which eventually led to the emergence of romance and of the modern novel. As a result, if Chaucer cannot be thought of as the father of English poetry, he is, however, the father of English prose and one of the main artisans of what Mikhail Bakhtin called the polyphonic novel.

Erec and Enide

Erec and Enide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chretien de Troyes
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Erec and Enide by Chretien de Troyes Summary

Published in 1987: Erec and Enide, the first of five surviving Arthurian romantic poems by a twelfth-century French poet, narrates a vivid chapter from the legend of King Arthur.

Arthurian Women

Arthurian Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thelma S. Fenster,Norris J. Lacy
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Arthurian Women by Thelma S. Fenster,Norris J. Lacy Summary

Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women writers who have recast the Arthurian inheritance, and finally women visual artists who have used the material of the Arthurian story. All the essays concentrate interpretation on a female creator and the work. This collection contains a useful bibliography of material devoted to female characters in Arthurian literature.

Gender Transgressions

Gender Transgressions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen J. Taylor
Editor: Routledge
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Gender Transgressions by Karen J. Taylor Summary

First published in 1998 this collection, comprising nine critical essays from prominent and emerging medievalists, seeks to explore the different ways in which French authors of the Middle Ages transgress normative social and cultural codes in their literary works.

The Knights of the Round Table

The Knights of the Round Table Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Mersey
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Knights of the Round Table by Daniel Mersey Summary

The Knights of the Round Table were the original knights in shining armour, and this book is for anyone who is interested in fantastical tales of bravery or the actual history behind the stories. In medieval Arthurian tradition, Arthur often takes a back seat in the most exciting stories, appearing at the beginning and end of each to set the scene and conclude the tale. The central character is instead one of the Knights of the Round Table, each of whom is confronted with a wide variety of challenges and quests ranging from fighting monstrous creatures and rescuing damsels in distress to coping with courtly love and intrigue. Although Arthur is the best-known character from these stories his key knights – including Lancelot, Gawain, Perceval, and Tristan – are almost equally well known. This volume provides a collection of the most famous and interesting tales of the Knights of the Round Table, including the historical and literary background to the stories.

Medieval Arthurian Literature

Medieval Arthurian Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norris J. Lacy
Editor: Routledge
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Medieval Arthurian Literature by Norris J. Lacy Summary

The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval Arthuriana.

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Handbook of Medieval Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albrecht Classen
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Handbook of Medieval Culture by Albrecht Classen Summary

A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie'

'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie' Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raoul De Hodenc,Keith Busby
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'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie' by Raoul De Hodenc,Keith Busby Summary

Scholars and students working on the early courtly and chivalric literature of medieval Europe will have often felt the need for contemporary theoretical material with which to illustrate their arguments about courtesy and chivalry in romances, etc. The present volume, which presents critical editions of the two earliest didactic poems of this kind in the vernacular (both date from the first quarter of the thirteenth century), was conceived partly to fill this need. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in Old French literature, but also to those studying other literatures; both texts are known to have circulated in England in the fourteenth century and are therefore of importance for anglicists; L’Ordene de Chevalerie was adapted into Middle Dutch and Italian several times and provides excellent material for comparatists, netherlandists and italianists; moreover, given the germinal place of Old French literature in the culture of the Middle Ages, both poems are worthy of study in the context of the evolution of the ideals of courtesy and chivalry as European literary phenomenon. Each critical text is accompanied by an extensive literary introduction and philological apparatus, and translations into modern English prose have been appended to render the poems more accessible to non-romanists.

The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

The Romances of Chretien de Troyes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph J. Duggan
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Twelfth-century French poet Chrétien 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 important and fascinating book is a study of all of Chrétien’s work. Joseph J. Duggan begins with an introduction that sets Chrétien within the social and intellectual currents of his time. He then organizes the book in chapters that focus on major issues in Chrétien’s romances rather than on individual works, topics that range from the importance of kinship and genealogy to standards of secular moral responsibility and from Chrétien’s art of narration to his representation of knighthood. Duggan offers new perspectives on many of these themes: in a chapter on the influence of Celtic mythology, for example, he gives special attention to the ways Chrétien integrated portrayals of motivation with mythic themes and characters, and in discussing the Grail romance, he explores the parallels between Perceval’s and Gauvain’s adventures.

In the Skin of a Beast

In the Skin of a Beast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peggy McCracken
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In medieval literature, when humans and animals meet—whether as friends or foes—issues of mastery and submission are often at stake. In the Skin of a Beast shows how the concept of sovereignty comes to the fore in such narratives, reflecting larger concerns about relations of authority and dominion at play in both human-animal and human-human interactions. Peggy McCracken discusses a range of literary texts and images from medieval France, including romances in which animal skins appear in symbolic displays of power, fictional explorations of the wolf’s desire for human domestication, and tales of women and snakes converging in a representation of territorial claims and noble status. These works reveal that the qualities traditionally used to define sovereignty—lineage and gender among them—are in fact mobile and contingent. In medieval literary texts, as McCracken demonstrates, human dominion over animals is a disputed model for sovereign relations among people: it justifies exploitation even as it mandates protection and care, and it depends on reiterations of human-animal difference that paradoxically expose the tenuous nature of human exceptionalism.

Le roman courtois

Le roman courtois Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Berthelot
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Le roman courtois by Anne Berthelot Summary

nouvelle présentation Le XIIe siècle voit l'apparition en France d'une littérature et d'une langue nouvelles : le « roman ». Adaptée du latin avec de nombreux emprunts aux langues germaniques et celtiques, la langue médiévale, devient le mode d'expression privilégié d'un genre littéraire qui renoue avec une tradition ancienne mais offre des formes et une thématique résolument originales : il est l'art de conter des récits « d'armes et d'amour « , d'exalter l'amour courtois importé des cours du sud de la France. Ce volume présente un panorama des romans courtois des XIIe et XIIIe siècles, depuis les précurseurs que constituent les romans antiques en vers jusqu'aux grandes sommes en prose des années 1250. Il analyse l'oeuvre de Chrétien de Troyes et s'attarde sur les célèbres légendes de Tristan et Yseult, de Lancelot et la reine Guenièvre, couples exemplaires d'amants courtois inventés par le Moyen Âge.

The Ring of Truth

The Ring of Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Doniger
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The Ring of Truth by Wendy Doniger Summary

Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is the mythology that makes finger rings symbols of true (or, as the case may be, untrue) love? The cross-cultural distribution of the mythology of sexual rings is impressive--from ancient India and Greece through the Arab world to Shakespeare, Marie Antoinette, Wagner, nineteenth-century novels, Hollywood, and the De Beers advertising campaign that gave us the expression, "A Diamond is Forever." Each chapter of The Ring of Truth, like a charm on a charm bracelet, considers a different constellation of stories: stories about rings lost and found in fish; forgetful husbands and clever wives; treacherous royal necklaces; fake jewelry and real women; modern women's revolt against the hegemony of jewelry; and the clash between common sense and conventional narratives about rings. Herein lie signet rings, betrothal rings, and magic rings of invisibility or memory. The stories are linked by a common set of meanings, such as love symbolized by the circular and unbroken shape of the ring: infinite, constant, eternal--a meaning that the stories often prove tragically false. While most of the rings in the stories originally belonged to men, or were given to women by men, Wendy Doniger shows that it is the women who are important in these stories, as they are the ones who put the jewelry to work in the plots.

Morgan le Fay, Shapeshifter

Morgan le Fay, Shapeshifter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill M. Hebert
Editor: Springer
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This study re-examines Morgan le Fay in early medieval and contemporary Arthurian sources, arguing that she embodies the concerns of each era even as she defies social and gender expectations. Hebert uses leFay as a lens to explore traditional ideas of femininity, monstrousness, resistance, identity, and social expectations for women and men alike.

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