Amazing real photographs of the miraculous rain-causing spring mentioned in Chrétien de Troyes’s Yvain and in Wace’s Roman de Rou.
How fin’ amors (“courtly love”) got along with marriage in medieval romance, and particularly in the romances of Chrétien de Troyes.
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Bisclavret is the fourth of the Lays of Marie de France, in the order of the one manuscript that includes all twelve (British Library, Harley 978). It is a rousing tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, and lycanthropy.
Lanval is the fifth of the Lays of Marie de France, in the order of the one manuscript that includes all twelve (British Museum, Harley 978). It is a classic fairy tale, featuring a fairy lady of the “high” (i.e., noble) variety, and is also notable for being situated at King Arthur’s court.