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Chretien de Troyes - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Chretien de Troyes

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Chretien de Troyes
(1135 - 1183)

 
Category:  French Literature
 
Born: 1135
[DOB/DOD uncertain], France
 
Died: 1183
 
Related authors:
Sir Thomas Malory, T. H. White
 
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Chretien de Troyes - LIFE STORIES
 
 
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Complete Romances of Chretien De Troyes
by Chretien de Troyes, David Staines (Translator)
poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Magic in Medieval Romance from Chretien De Troyes to Geoffrey Chaucer
by Michelle Sweeney
non-fiction
 
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Explorations in Arthurian Legends - A Literature Review
Offers a selection of resources about the people, places, and things in Arthurian history and legends, including a review of derivative works by Chretien de Troyes, Robert de Boron, Sir Thomas Malory, T. H. White and other authors:

"... [the] earlier tales of Arthur drew on Welsh tales and the events of the times of the writers to portray Arthur differently. Geoffrey of Monmouth has given us the begetting and birth of Arthur at Tintagel and Arthur's marriage to Guinevere (though he calls her Ganhumara). Wace has given us the Round Table and Excalibur. What, then, of the three remaining giant concepts in Arthurian lore: Camelot, Lancelot, and the Holy Grail? They are the product of one man: Chretien de Troyes."
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
An annotated guide to internet resources about all things medieval. Highly recommended.
Models of Knighthood in Chretien de Troyes
A short essay which examines the symbolism and character traits of knights in Erec and Enide, Yvain, and Lancelot. Includes studies of Erec, Yvain, Yvain's lion, Lancelot, Gawain, Kay, and Calogrenant. A useful resource for high school students.

"These seven characters ... each reveal differently the aspects of knighthood that the author wants to project. Some reveal the love that is needed in a courtly knight, such as Yvain and Lancelot, others the skill at arms, such as Gawain and Erec. Generousity, loyalty, vengeance, intelligence and wisdom are all needed and thus shown in the characters. They all share the same attributes to different extents apart from Kay, who is the opposite of the ideal knight, and Calogrenant who is very courtly but has little success in the outside world."
The Online Medieval and Classical Library
Features several electronic texts by de Troyes, including Cliges, Erec et Enide, Lancelot or, The Knight of the Cart, and Yvain, or The Knight With the Lion. High History of the Holy Graal is also offered, in addition to Icelandic and German myths and sagas, and a large collection of allegorical, epic, historical, romantic, and Biblical works.
The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Offers articles, historical texts, reference documents, and information of general interest about medieval life and culture. Find a chronological and geographical index of essays, bibliographies, images, documents, and links, and full-length textbooks on Old English, Medieval England, Western Civilization, Celtic art and cultures, the Crusades, Ecclesiology, and other related subjects. Also offers resources for teachers, including lesson plans, maps, course syllabi, study questions, and suggested activities and topics for classroom discussion.
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