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"Yvain" vs "La Chanson de Roland" : les combats chevaleresques
"Yvain" vs "La Chanson de Roland": the chivalric combats

Author(s): Laura Stan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, French Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: medieval literature; chivalric combats; "Yvain"; Chrétien de Troyes; "The Song of Roland"; sword; lance;

Summary/Abstract: A Comparison between the military conflicts in the "The Song of Roland" and "Yvain" shows that the duels and chivalric combats are far more frequent in the French Romance that in the geste, were battles are privileged. The sword is more important in the "Song of Roland" and the lance is the main arm in "Yvain".

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-35
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: French