texts and textures essay #7

texts and textures essay #7 - about the artistocracy but...

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Keya Agarwal 11/4/11 History 102gm – Texts and Textures essay #7 Prof Glenn and Mr. Justin Haar “Between History and Literature” Chretien de Troyes’s Lancelot and Marie de Frances Lais -Amy G Ramensnyder In Amy G. Ramensnyder’s essay entitled “between History and Literature”, the ‘magical worlds’ of Cheretien de Troyes’s Lancelot and Marie de France’s Lais were explored. The author made the claim that these ‘romances’, which were only categorized under that title due to the language that they were written in, are just highly idealized fictional stories of aristocrats. Hence, I find that authors analysis, that we can’t draw direct fact
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Unformatted text preview: about the artistocracy but instead deterime their situation, particularly interesting. For instance, the ideals parallel the conditions in their worlds as, rulers needed knights who were educated rather than particularly good at war, and knights in the romances were being portrayed as chivalrous and courtly. Hence, although the romances were merely ideals of the codes in the writer’s worlds, especially with respect to social status, the anxieties, historical circumstances and preocupations of the aristocracy in the twelfth century northern France and England can be determined....
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