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Arthurian and Courtly Cultures

The Legacy of Courtly Literature

From Medieval to Contemporary Culture

Editors: Nelson-Campbell, Deborah, Cholakian, Rouben (Eds.)

  • Covers a broad range of topics related to courtly literature including Shakespeare, the Harry Potter series, and the Japanese Imperial Court
  • Traces the long established tradition of courtly literature from its original medieval roots to its influence on today’s literary and artistic culture
  • Assembles the foremost experts on medieval courtly literature
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About this book

This fascinating volume examines the enduring influence of courtly tradition and courtly love, particularly in contemporary popular culture. The ten chapters explore topics including the impact of the medieval troubadour in modern love songs, the legacy of figures such as Tristan, Iseult, Lancelot, Guinevere, and Merlin in modern film and literature, and more generally, how courtly and chivalric conceptions of love have shaped the Western world’s conception of love, loyalty, honor, and adultery throughout history and to this day. 

About the authors

Deborah Nelson-Campbell is Professor of French Studies at Rice University, USA.

Rouben Cholakian is Professor Emeritus of French at Hamilton College, USA. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cholakian, Rouben (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Arthurian Knight Remythified Ovidian: The Failures of Courtly Love in Three Late Medieval Glosses

    Chance, Jane

    Pages 9-40

  • Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and the Fabliau

    Heffernan, Carol F.

    Pages 41-53

  • Villon’s Dreams of the Courtly

    Pickens, Rupert T.

    Pages 55-78

  • “You Make Me Want to Be a Better Man”: Courtly Values Revived in Modern Film

    Cormier, Raymond J.

    Pages 79-90

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60729-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60728-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legacy of Courtly Literature
Book Subtitle
From Medieval to Contemporary Culture
Editors
  • Deborah Nelson-Campbell
  • Rouben Cholakian
Series Title
Arthurian and Courtly Cultures
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60729-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60729-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60728-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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