The medieval author in medieval French literature

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .

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Subjects:

  • French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • Authors, French -- To 1500.,
  • Authorship -- History -- To 1500.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Virginie Greene.
SeriesStudies in Arthurian and courtly cultures
ContributionsGreene, Virginie Elisabeth, 1959-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ156 .M43 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3431787M
ISBN 101403967717
LC Control Number2005057633

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