Šandor Kiss on a contract as a structuring motif in Marie de France’s lais.



In his new study the Hungarian philologist Sandor Kish reveals the structuring role of the motif of contract between the characters in the entire collection of Marie de France’s lais, ensuring its integrity. His approach also allows a new look at many classic plots as interactions of different agreements concluded between the heroes.


medieval French literature; Marie de France; lai; love contract; marriage contract; motif of contract in literature.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2022.03.12

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