Marie de France: A Critical Companion

Author(s): Peggy McCracken, Sharon Kinoshita

Marie de France


Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her Lais, she also translated Aesop's Fables (the Ysope), and wrote the Espurgatoire seint Patriz (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information on what can be gleaned of her life, and on her poetry, and to rethink standard questions of interpretation, through topics with special relevance to medieval literature and culture.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

Year of Publication: 2012

Location: New York, NY