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Magic in medieval romance : from Chrétien de Troyes to Geoffrey Chaucer

Author: Michelle Sweeney
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2000.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sweeney, Michelle, 1968-
Magic in medieval romance.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606362889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Sweeney
ISBN: 1851825363 9781851825363
OCLC Number: 44152995
Description: 199 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Creating Meaning from Magic --
The function of magic in medieval romance --
A new type of text: medieval romance --
Elements of the new genre: looking beyond Celtic inspiration --
How the romances use magic: creating continuity --
Methodology and genre studies --
Magic and romance criticism --
Gendered magic --
Definitions of magic --
From Rome to the shores of the barbarians: a brief history of magic --
Who controls the magicians?: disentangling Church and State --
Magic and the everyman --
The function of magic in the romances --
Romance magic and the individual --
Romance magic, fate, fortune and medieval Christianity --
The Origins of Romance --
The magical link between fact and fiction --
Historical texts and the formation of romance --
"Truth" in the Romances and Lais --
Were the romances conceived on Anglo-Norman soil? --
Historical sources for the Matiere de Bretagne --
The place of magic in the birth of a secular history --
Magic as a literary tool --
Influences beyond the historical --
Breaking the Celtic Spell --
The function of the magical and the marvellous in French romance --
The use of magic in the French romances --
New methods of looking at magic in the romances of Chretien --
Complex applications of magic --
Revising Romance --
Attacking the heart of the matter: introduction to insular romance --
The world of insular romance --
Magical Adaptations --
The search for the perfect world --
Sir Tristrem --
Ywain and Gawain --
Syr Launfal --
Conclusion: Romance Endings --
Magic in the hands of men.
Responsibility: Michelle Sweeney.
Local System Bib Number:
(OCoLC)44152995
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