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  • Violent Passionsby Tracy Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book re-evaluates the perception of "courtly love" in Old French verse. Adams traces how these verses explore the emotional trials of amour and propose coping methods for the lovelorn. more...

  • Text, Image, and the Problem with Perfection in Nineteenth-Century Franceby Daniel Sipe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Daniel Sipe focuses on the persistent afterlife of utopias in works by artists and writers who include François-René de Chateaubriand, Etienne Cabet, J.J. Grandville, Charles Barbara, Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Charles Baudelaire. By juxtaposing these works with those of social scientists such... more...

  • Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Agesby Noah D. Guynn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Guynn offers an innovative new approach to the ethical, cultural, and ideological analysis of medieval allegory. Working between poststructuralism and historical materialism, he considers both the playfulness of allegory and its disciplinary force. more...

  • The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literatureby Virginie Green

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This collected assesses of the role of the author in Medieval French literature, with a focus on writers such as Jean de Meun, Guillaume de Machaut, Jean Froissart, Christine de Pizan, and lesser-known figures including Gerbert de Montreuil, Gautier de Coincy, Baudoin Butor, or David Aubert. more...

  • Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essaysby Michel de Montaigne

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Essays -- The book is a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580. Montaigne's stated goal is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. He describes his own poor memory, his ability... more...

  • Cligèsby Chrétien de Troyes; Ingrid Kasten; Ingrid Kasten

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 238.00

    This is the first modern German translation of Chrétien de Troyes' Cligès. An introduction, commentary and bibliography make the text accessible for German-speaking readers. more...

  • The City of Scholarsby Margarete Zimmermann; Dina De Rentiis

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 133.00

    The City of Scholars: New Approaches to Christine De Pizan (Topics in Sociolinguistics). more...

  • Erec and Enideby Chrétien de Troyes

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 26.95

    In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious member of Arthur's court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public... more...

  • French Literatureby Alison Finch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book is the first to offer a cultural history of French literature from its very beginnings, analysing the relationship between French literature and France’s evolving power structures from the Middle Ages through to the present day. It shows the political connections between the elite literature of France and other aspects of its culture,... more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 20.38

    One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... more...