The role of violence in the romances of Chrétien de Troyes

Authors

  • Miha Pintarič University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/an.40.1-2.167-175

Keywords:

French literature / Middle ages

Abstract

Chretien de Troyes, the most famous of the French 12th-century authors of chivalric romaces, comes to a very personal view of violence towards the end of his writing career, in his Perceval or the grail story. While in his previous works, the first of which was Erec and Enid, the object of the present article, he abided by the commonly accepted norms concerning the description of »violence«: there's no »abstract violence«, and it should never befall and idea or a tradition while the violence against the individual is a common occurrence considered "creative" and legitimate, if not indispensable, for the making of social hierarchy and order, violence ceases to be a topic of interest in his last, unfinished text.

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Published

15. 12. 2007

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How to Cite

Pintarič, M. (2007). The role of violence in the romances of Chrétien de Troyes. Acta Neophilologica, 40(1-2), 167-175. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.40.1-2.167-175