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Gathering of Stones: A Medieval Romance By Karen Kitchen
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Alderwren is a young woman living in the middle ages forced to defend her father’s castle against Archambault’s forces. Her father had refused to pay the exorbitant taxes the Duke imposed... More > on all his vassals. A lengthy siege cost Alderwren her home and her father’s life. Alderwren surrendered to one of Archambault’s sons, Royale, a Templar knight home from the carnage of the Crusades which had left him weary and disillusioned. He and Alderwren strike up an uneasy truce.< Less
Medieval Love By Sloan Stone
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The Citadel I am visiting today is located high in the mountains overlooking the valley community below. It is the nearest place to heaven, a castle in the clouds. Actually, I am here on my day... More > off because there is a strong attraction for me when it comes to military structures. These fortresses were rarely overpowered without the use of the medieval siege machines of the day. My name is Angie. I just completed my Master’s Degree from a prominent local college. The smell of pine dominates the thin mountain air. Although the air is cool, I disrobe, spread my quilt and lay myself out on the top of the North Tower. I hear men’s voices and wonder if they can see me from where they are. I also find myself not caring. I want them to see me naked. It excites me.< Less
A Medieval Fantasy Adventure By Vianka Van Bokkem
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The view from this tall tree is kind of pretty. I can see salmon jumping on the river. Colorful birds are making their nests while they sing. The sky is clear this morning after a night of heavy... More > rain. I was not successful at hunting last night because I could not see anything with the rain. My bow and arrows seemed to be drying faster than I was. I decided to go check a village and hopefully someone was going to feel sorry for me and feed me. While entering the village a group of people was gathering around a sign that was being posted by a royal knight. His expensive uniform gave him away. “Young princess Victoria has been abducted by Amira the dark magic sorcerer. The King is offering one hundred gold coins to anyone who rescues her.” The reward was more than enough to feed my siblings for a long time. Will Princess Victoria's handsome teen brother 'Prince Edward' interfere with my quest? Or are the two of us destined to fall in love during his little sisters rescue< Less
Reconquista: A Romance of Spain By John Cowart
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In this story, John Cowart explores the complex social, political and religious forces that dominated Medieval Spain during the Reconquista. Jews were caught in the middle of this titanic struggle... More > between Christian and Muslim. The Moors drive Hernan from his castle, and he flees to Leon. There, he meets Rachel, the daughter of Abraham Ben Kohen, the king's chancellor. Their love grows in spite of their religious differences. She is a Jew, and he a Christian. When Ben Kohen is killed, the king blames Hernan and promises Rachel to another in marriage. Forced into exile, Hernan has lost everything. He must overcome his prejudices and reconcile with his worst enemy to regain his fortune and win the hand of the one he loves.< Less
Reconquista: A Romance of Spain By John Cowart
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In this story, John Cowart explores the complex social, political and religious forces that dominated Medieval Spain during the Reconquista. Jews were caught in the middle of this titanic struggle... More > between Christian and Muslim. The Moors drive Hernan from his castle, and he flees to Leon. There, he meets Rachel, the daughter of Abraham Ben Kohen, the king's chancellor. Their love grows in spite of their religious differences. She is a Jew, and he a Christian. When Ben Kohen is killed, the king blames Hernan and promises Rachel to another in marriage. Forced into exile, Hernan has lost everything. He must overcome his prejudices and reconcile with his worst enemy to regain his fortune and win the hand of the one he loves.< Less
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (Illustrated) By Joseph Bédier
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Joseph Bédier (1864-1938) was an important Twentieth century French writer and scholar. From 1889, he was a teacher of medieval French literature at various universities. Modern theories of... More > the Fabliaux and the Chansons de Geste are based on two of Bédier's studies. Bédier revived interest in several important old French texts, including Les Fabliaux (1893), Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut (The Romance of Tristan and Iseult) (1900), and La Chanson de Roland (1921).< Less
Romance: A Detailed Study By Human Emotions Study Group
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Romance is the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction to another person associated with love. In the context of romantic love relationships, romance usually implies an... More > expression of one's strong romantic love, or one's deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately. Historically, the term "romance" originates with the medieval ideal of chivalry as set out in its Romance literature.< Less
Four Arthurian Romances By Chrétien de Troyes
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Erec and Enide tells the story of Erec and his quest for the hand of princess Enide, his struggle for honor on the battlefield, and finally their crowning as King and Queen of Nantes. Cligès... More > tells the story of the knight Cligès, the prince regent of Constantinople and also second cousin to King Arthur. The drama which ensues is a whirlwind of deception, but ultimate victory for courtly love. Yvain, the Knight with the Lion, tells the famous story of the knight whose loyal servant is a lion he rescues from a servant—and whose strength in battle saves his life more than once in battle with natural and supernatural foes. Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, tells of the love affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot, after he rescues her from abduction by Meleagant, the son of Bademagu. Chrétien de Troyes’s works played a major role in helping to shape Arthurian romance—but also provided a fascinating window into early Medieval ruling class lifestyles.< Less
Four Arthurian Romances By Chrétien de Troyes
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Erec and Enide tells the story of Erec and his quest for the hand of princess Enide, his struggle for honor on the battlefield, and finally their crowning as King and Queen of Nantes. Cligès... More > tells the story of the knight Cligès, the prince regent of Constantinople and also second cousin to King Arthur. The drama which ensues is a whirlwind of deception, but ultimate victory for courtly love. Yvain, the Knight with the Lion, tells the famous story of the knight whose loyal servant is a lion he rescues from a servant—and whose strength in battle saves his life more than once in battle with natural and supernatural foes. Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, tells of the love affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot, after he rescues her from abduction by Meleagant, the son of Bademagu. Chrétien de Troyes’s works played a major role in helping to shape Arthurian romance—but also provided a fascinating window into early Medieval ruling class lifestyles.< Less
Ivanhoe a Romance: Classic Historical Fiction By Sir Walter Scott
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In Ivanhoe, Scott skillfully undermines the alienating characteristics of the medieval gothic while taking advantage of its familiarity to and popularity with nineteenth-century audiences. Although... More > containing elements reminiscent of the earlier gothic, such as the corruption and intrigue of religious orders, the madness of Ulrica and the burning alive of Front-de-Beouf in his castle, it also pokes fun at some of the wilder elements of this genre: the resurrected phantom of Athelstane, for instance, turns out to be quite alive and in search of a decent meal. Scott is clear in his rejection of supernatural devices, and rather than the scenes of emotional breakdown and overwhelming passion common in earlier gothics, his characters by and large behave with the rationality and self-control that would have been regarded as admirable by the author’s contemporaries. Throughout the story, Scott attempts to have his characters behave as modernly as they could without ahistoricism.< Less