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The French heroic novel, 1630-1660

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The thesis is primarily an investigation of the heroic ideal propounded in the novel and the relationship of that ideal to the ideological climate of the period 1630-1660.

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I: The heroic novel owes much to the Greek romances, l'Astrée and Amadis de Gaule but offers a different ideal of heroism from them. The Greek romances had depicted essentially passive heroes, l'Astrée the heroism of renunciation and Amadis the heroism of physical...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature
Publication date:
1976
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602330013
URN:
uuid:31d6cf06-38e4-41dc-9564-5deb47503acb
Local pid:
td:602330013

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