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  • The Anonymous Marie de Franceby R. Howard Bloch

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Volleys of Humanityby Hélène Cixous; Eric Prenowitz

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    A selection of important yet previously untranslated and unpublished essays. more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    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...

  • The Chanson d'Antiocheby Susan B. Edgington; Carol Sweetenham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 129.95

    This is the first translation into English of the Old French Chanson d'Antioche, a text which has long intrigued historians and literary scholars. Uniquely among epic poems, it follows closely a well-documented historical event - the First Crusade - and appears to include substantial and genuine historical content. The introduction assesses the... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 149.00

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • French Globalby Christie McDonald; Susan Suleiman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Is it possible to reread the entire sweep of French literature from a world perspective? Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted both within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary... more...

  • Thinking Through Chrétien de Troyesby Zrinka Stahuljak; Virginie Greene Sarah Kay; Sharon Kinoshita and Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    An exciting reassessment of the works of Chrétien, making use of modern critical theory to test orthodox opinion. more...

  • A Perceforest Readerby Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 24.95

    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...