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  • Record Number: 16258
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nickel , Helmut.
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  • Title: Arthurian Armings for War and for Love [The author discusses arming scenes from various writings and notes the frequent description of female images painted inside shields and the display of favors given by court ladies. The texts discussed include those by Chrétien de Troyes, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and Hartmann von Aue as well as "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and "Tirant lo Blanc." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Arthuriana 5, 4 (Winter 1995): Pages 3 - 21.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Armor in Literature Arthurian Literature Heraldry Literature- Verse Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12, 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Figure One Drawing of King Arthur in armor according to Geoffrey of Monmouth. It is sixth-century armor known as "Sutton Hoo" style. Figure Two Drawing of Enide arming Erec according to Chrétien de Troyes, circa 1170. Figure Three Drawing of Sir Gawain being armed by squires, circa 1370.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10786279
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