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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
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult : The Childhood of Tristan By Chrétien de Troyes
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Tristan and Iseult is a tale made popular during the 12th century through French medieval poetry .The tragic story is of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan (Tristram) and the... More > Irish princess Iseult (Isolde, Yseult, etc.). The narrative predates and most likely influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and has had a substantial impact on Western art, the idea of romantic love and literature since it first appeared in the 12th century.< 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
A Flower In the Desert: Four Historical Romances By Doreen Milstead
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Hiding Out With Her Outlaw Husband & His Mother - A mail ordered bride expects to be met at the railway station by her intended but he’s nowhere to be found. Jousting In The New Mexican... More > Desert - A woman’s father sends her off via a matchmaker to a man with a castle in New Mexico. Diego takes reenactments and old Spanish artifacts to the extreme. He holds frequent jousts, with his cowboys as participants, and has decorated his castle in a medieval style. Jilted In England & Sent To The Rude Rancher In South Dakota - Jilted by her beau, an English woman is sent by her aunt to become the mail order bride of a rancher in South Dakota. Irene Jumps From One Life To Another - A prostitute from Liverpool decides to try for a new life in America by becoming a mail order bride to a sheriff in Texas, but both the man who escorts her there and her life when she meets her future husband, are a far cry from what she thought they would be.< Less
The Bishop's Ring: A Time Tunnel Romance Book 1 By Janice Oaks
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What happens when a Fourteenth Century Catholic Bishop steps into the Twenty-first Century? What mishaps, misconceptions, and trouble could possibly happen to a man of God? What kind of friends... More > does he make and where will he be led?< Less
Out In the Wild Country: Four Historical Romance Novellas By Doreen Milstead
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I Need You To Be My Hands - A woman who lost her legs in the Civil War decides to take a chance and become a mail order bride to a doctor in Wichita PLUS Jousting In The New Mexican Desert - A... More > woman’s father sends her off via a matchmaker to a man with a castle in New Mexico. Diego takes reenactments and old Spanish artifacts to the extreme. He holds frequent jousts, with his cowboys as participants, and has decorated his castle in a medieval style. One day, a chalice is discovered in an ornate wooden box buried in the desert. Then, the miracles start to happen PLUS Love In The Shadows – (this story used to be called Lola & Isaac’s Story) - A woman travels to a small town in Nevada to become the bride of a man she hardly knows PLUS Rebecca Rides Into Nathan’s Heart, is a beautiful romance about Nathan, who advertises for his wife but gets… Riding her own horse and dressed in working buckskins, Rebecca shows up at his ranch in California, unannounced, after finding his ad in her newspaper.< Less
Blue Jeans – a Pair of Mail Order Bride Romances By Doreen Milstead
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Cynthia The Spaniard & Diego Her Rancher - A woman’s father sends her off via a matchmaker to a man with a castle in New Mexico. Diego took reenactments and old Spanish artifacts to the... More > extreme. He held frequent jousts, with his cowboys as participants, and had decorated his castle in a medieval style. One day, a chalice was discovered in an ornate wooden box, buried in the desert. Abandoned By The Wagon Train: A Story of Survival & Faith -- is about a teacher who needs to find a new job because her schoolhouse is being torn down. Looking in the newspaper to see what might be available -- anywhere -- she spots an ad for both a schoolteacher in California, and a mail order bride wanted by the same store owner who placed the ad. Chancing it, she writes to him and then deciding to risk it all she packs up her things and heads out west on a wagon train. She is suddenly wrenched away from the path that God has chosen for her when, one evening, her life takes a violent U-turn.< Less
Letters of Abelard and Heloise: Correspondences Between a Medieval Theologian and Scholar, and His Student and Lover By Peter Abelard & Heloise d'Argenteuil
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The famous correspondences of the philosopher and scholar Peter Abelard and the Catholic nun Heloise are eloquent and shocking - their forbidden relationship serves as both a drama and history of... More > Medieval society. Writing in the early 12th century, Abelard and Heloise first met when both were young. Attracted to one another almost immediately, the two struck up a relationship which blossomed when Abelard convinced Heloise's uncle, Fulbert, to allow him residence in exchange for free tutorship of the young Heloise. Their romance, illicit because they were not a consummated, married couple, continued until Heloise became pregnant with Abelard's child. The subsequent drama which ensued damaged Fulbert's reputation - as a respected canon in Parisian society, he was deeply angered by the pair's affinity. Eventually the two, feeling pressured by Fulbert's anger and the social stigma of the time, agreed to marry in a secret ceremony.< Less
Letters of Abelard and Heloise: Correspondences Between a Medieval Theologian and Scholar, and His Student and Lover (Hardcover) By Peter Abelard & Heloise d'Argenteuil
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The famous correspondences of the philosopher and scholar Peter Abelard and the Catholic nun Heloise are eloquent and shocking - their forbidden relationship serves as both a drama and history of... More > Medieval society. Writing in the early 12th century, Abelard and Heloise first met when both were young. Attracted to one another almost immediately, the two struck up a relationship which blossomed when Abelard convinced Heloise's uncle, Fulbert, to allow him residence in exchange for free tutorship of the young Heloise. Their romance, illicit because they were not a consummated, married couple, continued until Heloise became pregnant with Abelard's child. The subsequent drama which ensued damaged Fulbert's reputation - as a respected canon in Parisian society, he was deeply angered by the pair's affinity. Eventually the two, feeling pressured by Fulbert's anger and the social stigma of the time, agreed to marry in a secret ceremony.< Less
French Mediaeval Romances From the Lays of Marie de France By Marie de France
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This edition features a New Select Bibliography for the modern student. Eugene Mason's translation of Marie de France Breton lais is a classic of medieval literature. This edition brings you all... More > twelve of Marie's lais to the modern reader in English prose translation. Marie de France's stories are amongst the best examples of medieval literature, and are important source material for the Arthurian legends, and the medieval legends of Brittany and France. Here you will find brave nights, beautiful damsels and feats of chivalry. This edition is a must have for any student of medieval literature or anyone who loves tales of medieval adventure and legend.< Less

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