12th Century texts

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  • Arthurian romances (Yvain, Lancelot, Perceval) and other works (Cliges,) by Chretien De Troyes. A pleasant late 12th century french romance. Many translations widely availiable. The Burton Raffael translations are good, but a 19th century translation is available from project gutenberg: [[1]]
  • Tristan and Isolde. Actually an earlier story, but versions of this work exist from the 12th century when this was a very popular story.


  • Geoffrey, of Monmouth, "Historia regum Britannie" (history of the kings of britain)Camb. Univ. Libr. MS.1706

Some translations: ISBN: 0140441700

  • Hugo Falcandus (1154-69) "History of the tyrants of Sicily"


other texts

  • Geoffrey, of Monmouth"LIFE OF MERLIN"
  • Alexander Nequam (1157-1217)