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People/Characters: Chrétien de Troyes

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Arthurian Romance: A Short Introduction by Derek Pearsall
The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance by Roberta L. Krueger
Counsel and Strategy in Middle English Romance by Geraldine Barnes
La dame d'Aquitaine by Jacques Chaban-Delmasnot in English Common Knowledge1130-1190
The Development of Arthurian Romance by Roger Sherman Loomis
Duh Svetog Grala by Jean-Michel Varenne
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Legend by D. D. R. Owen
English Medieval Romance by W. R. J. Barron
From Script to Print: An Introduction to Medieval Vernacular Literature by H. J. Chaytor
The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol by Roger Sherman Loomis
A knyght there was;: The evolution of the knight in literature by Charles Moorman
The Lazarus Vault by Tom Harper
Life in a Medieval Castle by Joseph Gies
Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs by Carl Lindahl
Medieval literature and folklore studies;: Essays in honor of Francis Lee Utley by Jerome Mandel & Bruce Rosenberg
Medieval romance: themes and approaches (English literature) by John E. Stevens
Merlin and the Grail Tradition by Gareth Knight
The Middle English romances of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; by Dieter Mehl
The New Arthurian Encyclopedia (Garland Refernce Library Of The Humanities, Vol. 931) by Norris J. Lacy
Origins of Arthurian Romances: Early Sources for the Legends of Tristan, the Grail and the Abduction of the Queen by Flint F. Johnson
The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend (Oxford Quick Reference) by Alan Lupack
Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrors: Reflection and Reflexivity in Chretien de Troyes's Conte del Graal by Rupert T. Pickens
William the Lion, 1143-1214: Kingship and Culture by D. D. R. Owen

Character description

Chrétien de Troyes (died c. 1190): French author of metrical romances on Arthurian themes. As many as eight romances have been attributed to him, but several of these are lost. He greatly transformed the Arthurian legend, taking the tales written by Geoffrey of Monmouth and adding the Lancelot element. Most later tellings of the Arthurian tale are dependent on him.

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