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The Medieval Renaissance, Urbanization, and the Echoes of Romance Literature

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Title: The Medieval Renaissance, Urbanization, and the Echoes of Romance Literature
Author: Symington, Kevin
Abstract: The twelfth century renaissance was a watershed event in the history of Western civilization. The rediscovery of Latin and Greek classical works helped usher in a new era of scholasticism and secular literature. This period is also closely related to the rise of towns and cities, as well as the prominence of the medieval court. The romance literature of this era, Chretien de Troyes in particular, is a useful window into some of the cultural facets of this period of legal and secular rejuvenation. The shift from epic to romance was therefore reflective of a new intellectual period in the history of medieval Western Europe.
Description: The twelfth century renaissance, urbanization and the development of romance literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2402
Date: 2011-01-06


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