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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance$
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Ad Putter

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198182535

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.001.0001

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The Social Function of Courtly Romance

The Social Function of Courtly Romance

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(p.188) 5 The Social Function of Courtly Romance
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance
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Ad Putter

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0006

This chapter examines the social function of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the romantic works of Chretien de Troyes. It questions the assumption that Arthurian romance displays a resentment and resistance to the marginalization of feudal knighthood. It suggests that neither the social circumstances of de Troyes or of the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight nor a close examination of their romance lends much support to their supposed commitment to conservative feudal values.

Keywords:   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, social function, romantic fiction, Chretien de Troyes, feudal knighthood, feudal values

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