Chrétien de Troyes

Chrestien de Troyes, Crestien


A French scald at the court of Champagne (Champayne) in the 12th century. When ordered he retold on verse Breton tales about Tristan (Tristram) and Isolde, Parsifal (Perceval) and the Holy Grail.

Chrestien de Troyes never understood the mystique in the old Celtic tales and the Medieval honorable love of distance, but the sensual love as well as adventure and excitement he understood.

He's been called the Medieval Alexandre Dumas.