Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Lancelot
Lecture no. 7 from the course: King Arthur: History and Legend
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
This great Arthurian writer introduced elements of the legend that would become essential. Learn how de Troyes pioneered the genre of the medieval romance, developed the ethos of courtly love in his writings, and introduced the great heroic figure of Lancelot and his adulterous love of Guenevere.