Following Lisa's requests and Dennis's many helpful suggestions, I can only
add a tiny but useful article on the context of Chretien's compositions,
written from a different angle:
Ad PUTTER, 'Knights and clerics at the court of Champagne: Chretien de
Troyes's romances in context'. *Medieval Knighthood, V. Papers from the
Sixth Strawberry Hill Conference 1994*, eds. Stephen Church and Ruth Harvey
(Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1995), 243-266.
Ad discusses the court of Henri le LIberal, count of Champagne from 1152
until his death in 1181, which was frequented by Chretien, Nicolas de
Clairvaux and numerous other literati.
Georges le Cheap :-)
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