Chrétien de Troyes’ Erec and Enide, which presents the story of a knight and his .. a todas las novelas de Troyes y ya lo había comprobado anteriormente. CHRETIEN DE TRO YES’ EREC ET ENIDE. AND C IST E R C IA N S P IR IT U A L IT Y. Patricia Ann Quattrin, M.A.. Western Michigan University, So Chretien de Troyes maintains that one ought always to After them there swiftly followed a knight, named Erec.

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Rather too Griselda for my taste. But I am a student these twenty years of Medieval history.

Life was so different back then. The introduction here is fascinating, especially the information about how British and Celtic tales were ‘trending’ in the French courts of the period, leading to a spate of literature on these characters.

Erec and Enide marry in the first third of the story though, and the ttoyes is the navigation of masculinity and femininity and knowledge of partner in this married space.

Maybe he thinks she wants to get rid of him, Erec and Enide is one of those books that can take you by surprise and enrage you, and that is one of the numerous reasons I would recommend it to somebody. This is quite different from the others. Tests play an important part in character development and marital fidelity.

Anyway, glad I read it, enjoyed the cameos by Gawain, imagine that many of the other minor characters had whole backstories that the audience at the time would snide been familiar with, but that are lost to us. Erec and Enide has come down to the present day in seven manuscripts and various fragments. Virtually nothing is known of his life. They spend a lot of time together, however, his friends start gossiping about his recent lack of adventures.


Chretjen first modern edition dates from by Immanuel Bekker, followed by an edition in by Wendelin Foerster. I really loved this one. May 28, Walter rated it really liked it. Erec et Enide chetien many of the common elements of Arthurian romance, such as Arthurian characters, the knightly quest, and women or love as a catalyst to action. Erec beats him, they all realize they know each other, then Erec and Enide are crowned.

Erec and Enide

Approximately the first quarter of Erec and Enide recounts the tale of Erec son of Lac, and his marriage to Enidean impoverished daughter of a Vavasor from Lalut. Obviously, voice and silence are key parts of this story, as is the balance of courtly love and knightly valor. The story of Erec is lesser known than many Arthurian knights, and is mostly interesting because of the dual credit given in the title and book — Enide is there the entire journey to the female wife.

I have studied Welsh, Scot, Irish and English Medieval history; in addition, I have read books and materials concerning the politics and the culture, and the faith and the myths. It is one of three completed works by the author. I like the thought of returning to Eden being only for the idle. Not to mention, that second knight is a serial head-chopper who is here welcomed back like a long lost son. Mar 11, Imelda rated it it was ok. Of course, this is within the confines of knightly poem logic here.

Lists with This Book. Erec and Enide French: Il affronte enfin la “Joie de la Cour”: Jan 26, Kaycee rated it really liked it. Enide is upset because Erec stopped doing tournaments and other knightly things, bringing him shame, so she talks to him about it and they go on a quest together, so Erec can prove himself to Enide and test her. They return to Enide’s father, who gives permission for the two to marry. Villana seria si le pesara.


Popular in its own day, the poem was translated into several other languages, notably German in Hartmann von Aue ‘s Erec and Welsh in Geraint and Enidone of the Three Welsh Romances included in the Mabinogion. Paperbackpages. Erec defeats Yder, in a contest to win a falcon for the most beautiful lady in the town.

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Return to Book Page. However, put in a conflict between saving him and obeying, she repeatedly disobeys him.

I really found this story to be quite interesting. This a 12th century story centering around Erec, a knight of King Arthur’s table, and everything he overcomes to be with his love Enide. Godefroi de Leigni Lancelot. Erec and Enide is one of those books that can take you by surprise and enrage you, and that is one of the numerous reasons I would recommend it to somebody. He naturally falls for a damsel of a great kingdom as all the other heroes did.

One of the first grail stories, it is chrtien different from what has become the almost cliche perception of grail stories. The lead section of this article may need to be rewritten.