An Index of Themes and Motifs in Twelfth-Century French Arthurian Poetry

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, Jun 1, 2007 - Literary Collections - 208 pages
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There has long been a need for an index of the themes in the French Arthurian verse romances. E.H. Ruck's analysis includes not only therecognised literary themes - the Unspelling Quest, the FaithlessWife -of the verse romances from Wace's Brut to Froissart'sMeliador, but also the other, less obvious, motifs of equalsignificance to the researcher, hawthorns, for example, and weaponry. Dr Ruck's index encompasses the Arthurian part of Wace's Brut; all of the works of Chr tien de Troyes; all four Tristan poems together with Marie de France's Chevrefoil and Lanval; the lais of Tyolet, Melion, Cor and Mantel; Renaut de Beaujeu's Le Bel Inconnu; La Mule sans frein and Le Chevalier l' p e. As the index is intended first and foremost for the use of Arthurian scholars, the non-Arthurian parts of the Brut and the Laisof Marie de France have not been included, although reference is made to them in the notes. E.H. RUCK studied at the universities of Exeter, Lancaster, and Reading, where she worked for her PhD.
 

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Contents

FEUDAL SOCIETY
1
B RELIGION
19
CLOTHING AND TEXTILES
37
G JOURNEYS
52
Performing arts b Literacy and education c The poet
78
PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS
92
N BOONS GIFTS AND REWARDS
111
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