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Troyes(Encyclopedia)Troyes trwä [key], city (1990 pop. 60,755), capital of Aube dept., NE France, on the Seine River. It is an industrial town. Hosiery is the main product. Troyes became an episcopal see in the 4th cent...
Chrétien de Troyes(Encyclopedia)Chrétien de Troyes or Chrestien de Troyesboth: krtyN´ d trwä [key], fl. 1170, French poet, author of the first great literary treatments of the Arthurian legend. His narrative romances, compo...
Troyes, Treaty of(Encyclopedia)Troyes, Treaty of, 1420, agreement between Henry V of England, Charles VI of France, and Philip the Good of Burgundy. Its purpose, ultimately unsuccessful, was to settle the issues of the Hundred Year...
Parsifal(Encyclopedia)Parsifal pär´sfäl [key], figure of Arthurian legend also known as Sir Percivale, who is in turn a later form of a hero of Celtic myth. The name originally occurs as Pryderi, an alternative name o...
Loménie de Brienne, Étienne Charles(Encyclopedia)Loménie de Brienne, Étienne Charles tyn´ shärl lmn´ d brn´ [key], 1727–94, French statesman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was archbishop of Toulouse (1763–88) an...
Brie(Encyclopedia)Brie br [key], region, Marne and Seine-et-Marne depts., N France, E of Paris. Rich in wheat and cattle, it is famous for Brie cheese. The smaller section of the region (Brie française) forms part o...
Aube(Encyclopedia)Aube b [key], department (1990 pop. 289,400), NE France, in Champagne. Troyes is the capital. ...
Champagne(Encyclopedia)Champagne shäNpä´ny [key], historic region and former province, NE France, consisting mainly of Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, and Ardennes depts., which formed the modern administrative region of Cha...
Rashi(Encyclopedia)Rashi rä´sh [key], 1040–1105, Jewish exegete, grammarian, and legal authority, b. Troyes, France. The name he is known by is an acronym of Rabbi Solomon bar Isaac. He studied in Worms and Mainz,...
courtly love(Encyclopedia)courtly love, philosophy of love and code of lovemaking that flourished in France and England during the Middle Ages. Although its origins are obscure, it probably derived from the works of Ovid, vari...
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