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  • A Taste for the Foreignby Ellen R. Welch

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...

  • Chrétien Continuedby Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99

    Chrétien de Troyes's unfinished Grail story Conte du Graal generated numerous rewritings from the late 12th to the 15th centuries. This book shows how closely Chrétien's verse continuators used his narrative techniques to ask the questions about love, chivalry, religion, and violence that entered Arthurian romance in the first 'Story of the Grail'. more...

  • Le Court d'Amours de Mahieu le Poirierby Terence Scully

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

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  • The Anonymous Marie de Franceby R. Howard Bloch

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 41.00

    This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais , her 103 animal... more...

  • Le roman de Renartby Aurélie Barre

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 293.00

    Le manuscrit O du Roman de Renart est un manuscrit complet et tardif du début du XIVe siècle, omis de la collection de variantes d'Ernest Martin en 1887. Ce texte composite emprunte ses leçons aux différentes familles de manuscrits telles qu'elles ont été analysées par Hermann Büttner à la fin du XIXe siècle. L'édition proposée analyse... more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 16.91

    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...

  • 'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie'by Raoul De Hodenc; Keith Busby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 98.00

    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... more...

  • Erec and Enideby Chrétien de Troyes

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • The Interlace Structure of the Third Part of the Prose Lancelotby Frank Brandsma

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    The intricate structure and the many different narrative threads of the Prose Lancelot are here skilfully analysed, showing them to be a major new development in literary technique. more...

  • A Perceforest Readerby Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 14.99

    Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...