By Ross G. Arthur
This translation, first released in 1993, offers a little-known medieval romance to readers who don't know previous French, or who're often unusual with the literature of the center Ages.
Probably composed among 1190 and 1220, the main curiosity of Amadas and Ydoine to glossy readers is that its uncomplicated constitution is unflinchingly traditional, its plot is predictable but captivating, and its social and ethical attitudes mirror the context during which it was once produced. The poet explores how love, chivalry and martial prowess can translate a would-be knight right into a strong lord. Its goal is essentially that of wish-fulfilment for younger males, and as such it truly is hugely indicative of the ethos surrounding marriage that prevailed in medieval French society.
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Amadas and Ydoine (Routledge Revivals) by Ross G. Arthur