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Cliges: A Romance By de Troyes, active 12th century Chretien
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Chrétien de Troyes (French... More > pronunciation: ​[kʁe.tjɛ̃ də.tʁwa]) (Christian) was a late 12th century French poet and trouvère known for his work on Arthurian subjects, and for originating the character Lancelot. This work represents some of the best-regarded of medieval literature. His use of structure, particularly in Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, has been seen as a step towards the modern novel. Little is known of his life, but he seems to have been from Troyes, or at least intimately connected with it, and between 1160 and 1172 he served at the court of his patroness Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps as herald-at-arms (as Gaston Paris speculated).Chrétien's works include five major poems in rhyming eight-syllable couplets. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr%C3%A9tien_de_Troyes< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Quentin Durward (Medieval Classics of Fiction) By Walter Scott
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Quentin Durward is Sir Walter Scott's historical novel depicting the fierce rivalries among monarchs in the late Middle Ages. Our protagonist amid the power plays is the titular Quentin Durward.... More > Falling into the service of Louis XI as a Garde Écossaise (Scottish Guard) owing to his excellent archery skills, the young Scot bears witness to and is involved with the internecine intrigues and plotting ensuing between the King of France and the various nobles he views as mistrustful. A staunch royalist with loyalty for his benefactor, Quentin must heroically defend the monarch against would-be challengers to the throne and the king's authority. Throughout his adventures, Quentin fends off various dangers and perils, in a world where a single misstep can mean the gallows. As well as being a capable and nimble-footed combatant, Quentin has ambitions to win - through gallantry and surefooted combat - a French noblewoman's hand in marriage.< Less
Quentin Durward (Medieval Classics of Fiction - Hardcover) By Walter Scott
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Quentin Durward is Sir Walter Scott's historical novel depicting the fierce rivalries among monarchs in the late Middle Ages. Our protagonist amid the power plays is the titular Quentin Durward.... More > Falling into the service of Louis XI as a Garde Écossaise (Scottish Guard) owing to his excellent archery skills, the young Scot bears witness to and is involved with the internecine intrigues and plotting ensuing between the King of France and the various nobles he views as mistrustful. A staunch royalist with loyalty for his benefactor, Quentin must heroically defend the monarch against would-be challengers to the throne and the king's authority. Throughout his adventures, Quentin fends off various dangers and perils, in a world where a single misstep can mean the gallows. As well as being a capable and nimble-footed combatant, Quentin has ambitions to win - through gallantry and surefooted combat - a French noblewoman's hand in marriage.< Less
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Four Arthurian Romances By de Troyes, active 12th century Chretien
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Chrétien de Troyes (French... More > pronunciation: ​[kʁe.tjɛ̃ də.tʁwa]) (Christian) was a late 12th century French poet and trouvère known for his work on Arthurian subjects, and for originating the character Lancelot. This work represents some of the best-regarded of medieval literature. His use of structure, particularly in Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, has been seen as a step towards the modern novel. Little is known of his life, but he seems to have been from Troyes, or at least intimately connected with it, and between 1160 and 1172 he served at the court of his patroness Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps as herald-at-arms (as Gaston Paris speculated).Chrétien's works include five major poems in rhyming eight-syllable couplets. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr%C3%A9tien_de_Troyes< Less
Romancing the cold fusion By Tony Imbrogno
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Meteora Greece 1942: the German scientist Edmung Geer breaks into the monastery of Agios Nikolaos to try exotic equipment but does not find anything. Bari today: Michael fed up with work and family... More > life, back to the Moon mountains, a place of white rocks where he lived his first emotions of adolescence and meets two young women investigating the history of St. Nicholas. A cool and Mediterranean Puglia, where human activities and nature are symbiotic, is the background to the search that leads them from Bari to Meteora and area 51 in Nevada. Someone follows them and watch for their movements; such interests are moving in the shadows? What was Geer trying in Meteora in 1942? Where is hidden the ultimate gift of St. Nicholas, what has originated the legend of Santa Klaus? Will Michael find new interests and girlfriends? Will the "main-stream" be able to lead them to the sea, under the watchful eye of the moon? The book is the first of the Moon Trilogy (Romancing the cold fusion - Zero Gravity – The line).< Less

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