Chivalric romance

type of prose and verse narrative

Chivalric romances are stories, poems or songs. They were written about marvel-filled adventures. Knights having heroic qualities went on quests. It is the emphasis on love and courtly manners which distinguishes it from other kinds of epic. Other types of epic are about masculine military heroism.[1]

Romances were written in European languages of the Middle Ages.[2]

The best known romance was King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.[3] Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is another example.[4]

References change

  1. "Chivalric romance", in Chris Baldick (ed) 2008. Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, 3rd ed.Oxford University Press.
  2. "Definition: Romance - Word of the Week | Kaplan Blog". February 13, 2012. Archived from the original on 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  3. Laura A. Hibbard, Medieval Romance in England, New York Burt Franklin,1963 p. iii
  4. Katherine Briggs An Encyclopedia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Boogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures. "Fairies in medieval romances" tu mamap. 132. ISBN 0-394-73467-X