Chivalric romances are stories, poems or songs. They were written about marvel-filled adventures. Knights having heroic qualities went on quests. It is the emphasis on love and courtly manners which distinguishes it from other kinds of epic. Other types of epic are about masculine military heroism.
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- "Chivalric romance", in Chris Baldick (ed) 2008. Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, 3rd ed.Oxford University Press.
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