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Violent Swords and Utopian Plowshares

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

in Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557219
eISBN:
9780191720932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 examines the role of violence within the Arthurian ideal, made more acute as the heroes themselves are seen as aggressors against the innocent. Imbricated oppositions between courtly and ... More


Lancelot as Unrepentant Crusader in the Perlesvaus

Marisa Galvez

in The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693217
eISBN:
9780226693491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693491.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The chapter analyzes Lancelot as an unrepentant crusader in the prose romance Perlesvaus: Lancelot is represented as a crusader who advances the New Law despite lacking access to the Grail as in the ... More


The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Karen Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the first appearance of “romance” (roman) in mid-twelfth-century France, this genre of literature has been condemned by learned readers, who view it as failing to represent reality as it truly ... More


King Arthur: History and Fiction

Karen Sullivan

in The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the twelfth and the early thirteenth centuries, medieval thinkers disagreed about the historical value of accounts of King Arthur. Many historians of the time expressed skepticism about the more ... More


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