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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

, and Literary Engagement with the Paradox Chrétien de Troyes's Chevalier de la charrette ( The Knight of the Cart , ca. 1180) brought the immortal pair Lancelot and Guinevere together as lovers for the first time. The characters existed in the German

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

related cultural pattern that she calls “the equal-not equal paradox,” the distinctive combination of “intertwined assumptions that women were as competent as men of their same rank but legally inferior to them.” Her analysis of Chrétien de Troyes

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Pueri Sunt Pueri

Machismo, Chivalry, and the Aggressive Pastimes of the Medieval Male Youth

Sean McGlynn

, we can appreciate the point that he is making. Writing in about 1160, the troubadour Chrétien de Troyes (author of the some of the earliest Arthurian romances), gives us this account of a tournament: “On either side the ranks tremble and a roar rises

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“Give Me Back My Son!”

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Emotion Talk, and the Gendering of Political Rhetoric

Linda E. Mitchell

as a patron of troubadours and writers of romance, such as Marie de France and Chrétien de Troyes, although this has been disputed by other historians. 3 The first major book-length study of Eleanor as a subject in her own right was that of Amy Kelly