from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Froissart, Jean 1333?-1405? French historian noted for his vivid accounts of Europe during the Hundred Years' War.


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  • There is a class whose value I should designate as favorites; such as Froissart's Chronicles; Southey's Chronicle of the Cid; Cervantes;

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • This talk reflects on this fall from the systematic character of verse encyclopaedias into the partiality of encyclopaedic verse, and includes discussion of works by Christine de Pizan, Froissart, and Chartier.

    Upcoming Event: Sarah Kay @ Medieval Club

  • From a Breton lay of the fourteenth century, with an introduction, comprising a new chapter of Froissart, by William Harrison Ainsworth.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The Middle Ages had witnessed the flowering of narrative poetry--epics like the Chanson de Roland or Les quatre fils Aymon, romances like Chrétien de Troyes's Yvain ou le Chevalier au lion--and the development of the historical chronicle, such as those of Froissart, but the form of the novel--a long fictional work of prose depicting characters, settings, and events imagined by the author--would not develop until the seventeenth century.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Parisian edition of Froissart, which has not as yet attracted so much attention in this country as it well deserves to do.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Given the following actions of the English archers—it seems likely Froissart was correct.

    Battle of Poiters 1356

  • But in order to demonstrate the excellence of the Salic law, he refers to Froissart, according to whom the twelve peers of France said that “the kingdom of France is of such high nobility that it never ought to pass in succession to a female.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • This word is derived from “gal,” the original signification of which was gayety and rejoicing, as may be seen in Alain Chartier, and in Froissart.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Froissart gives great graphic descriptions about battle.

    Royal Armouries in Leeds holds Froissart exhibit

  • Professor Peter Ainsworth, head of French at Sheffield University, co-curator of the exhibition, says Froissart is thought of as a chronicler of chivalry but was also interested in townspeople and the sufferings of the poor.

    Royal Armouries in Leeds holds Froissart exhibit


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