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Chrétien de Troyes (Twelfth Century)

Chrétien de Troyes (krāt-ya‘ dė trwã). The greatest of the early French romancers; twelfth century. His romance of ‘King Marc and the Fair Ysault’ is lost; but these remain: ‘Erec and Enid’; ‘Cligès’; ‘The Knight of the Cart’; ‘The Knight with the Lion’; ‘Perceval the Welshman.’ The last is his most considerable work, but it does not come from his hand alone, being continued and completed by Gautier de Denet and Menassier. In this piece are wrought into one story the legend of the Holy Grail and that of Arthur, which thereafter were not divorced.