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Clig�s

ISBN-10: 0300070217

ISBN-13: 9780300070217

Edition: 1997

Authors: Chr�tien de Troyes, Burton Raffel, Joseph J. Duggan

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In the second of Troyes' five surviving Arthurian poems, he tells the story of the unhappy Fenice, trapped in a marriage of constraint to the emperor of Constantinople. Fenice feigns death, then awakens to a new, happy life with her lover.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/21/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Author of early Arthurian romances, Chretien de Troyes was born in France around 1150. Little is known about this important medieval writer. Chretien's poems can not be dated, except to say that they were written sometime in the second half of the twelfth century. Some of his other work has been lost or their authorship is disputed. Chretien's most famous works, "Lancelot" and "Perceval," have all the ingredients of Celtic legend, and pay homage to the Holy Grail. Chretien also composed a famous version of Tristan and Isolde. During his life, Chretien enjoyed the patronage of Marie de Champagne, the daughter of Philip of Flanders and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Although it is not confirmed, it is believed that he died in Paris in 1190.

Acknowledments
Introduction
Cliges
Prologue
King Arthur's Court
Love Laments
England and Knighthood
The Siege of Windsor
Alexander's Wedding
The Birth of Cliges
Alexander's Settlement
A German Marriage
The Cologne Tournament
Thessala's Sorcery
Alis's Wedding
Fenice's Abduction and Return
Cliges Departs for Britain
The Wallingford Tournament
Cliges Returns to Greece
Avowal and Plans
The Empress's Illness
The Tower
Notes
Bibliography