Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Jewish Pardes Metaphor As Reflected In The Magical Garden Of A Christian Knight

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on a reading of the final quest in the medieval romance by Chrétien de Troyes, the Erec et Enide. It demonstrates how the reading of a Christian romance in light of Jewish tradition may prove as a useful interpretive tool for probing the depths of the anagogical level in a given text. One may ask what proof can be offered that Chrétien was even familiar with the Jewish texts, more so as the research done until now did not yield much fruit regarding the poets life. The author answers that if indeed the metaphor of the Jewish Pardes constitutes an interpretive key that helps to clarify how the poet meant it to be the climax of the heros spiritual development, then that in itself provides the textual evidence legitimating a claim of existing links between Jewish tradition and a single Christian author called Chrétien de Troyes.

Keywords: Chrétien de Troyes; Christian romance; Erec et Enide; Jewish Pardes metaphor



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Interaction between Judaism and Christianity in History, Religion, Art and Literature — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation