A Companion to Malory
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280 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 colour. Illustrations

Series: Arthurian Studies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

A Companion to Malory

Edited by Elizabeth Archibald and A. S. G. Edwards

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Malory's Morte Darthur - text, history and reception - expertly appraised by international scholars.
This collection of original essays by an international group of distinguished medievalists provides a comprehensive introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory, which will be indispensable for both students and scholars. It is divided into three main sections, on Malory in context, the art of the Morte Darthur, and its reception in later years. As well as essays on the eight tales which make up the Morte Darthur, there are studies ofthe relationship between the Winchestermanuscript and Caxton's and later editions; the political and social context in which Malory wrote; his style and sources; and his treatment of two key concepts in Arthurian literature, chivalry and the representation of women. The volume also includes a brief biography of Malory with a list of the historical records relating to him and his family. It ends with a discussion of the reception of the Morte Darthurfrom the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, and a select bibliography.

Contributors: P.J.C. FIELD, FELICITY RIDDY, RICHARD BARBER, ELIZABETH EDWARDS, TERENCE MCCARTHY, CAROL MEALE, JEREMY SMITH, ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD,BARBARA NOLAN, HELEN COOPER, JILL MANN, DAVID BENSON, A.S.G. EDWARDS
Introduction - Elizabeth Archibald and A S G Edwards
'The Hoole Book': Editing and the Creation of Meaning in Malory's Text - Carol. M Meale
Chivalry and the Morte Darthur - Richard Barber
The Place of Women in the Morte Darthur - Elizabeth Edwards
Contextualising Le Morte Darthur: Empire and Civil War - Felicity Riddy
Malory and His Sources - Terence McCarthy
Language and Style in Malory - Jeremy J Smith
The Malory Life-Records - P J C Field
Beginnings: The Tale of King Arthur and King Arthur and the Emperor Lucius - Elizabeth Archibald
The Tale of Sir Gareth and The Tale of Sir Lancelot - Barbara Nolan
The Book of Sir Tristram de Lyones - Helen Cooper
Malory and the Grail Legend - Jill Mann
The Ending of the Morte Darthur - C. David Benson
The Reception of Malory's Morte Darthur - A S G Edwards
A Selective Bibliography of Malory Studies - Elizabeth Archibald and A S G Edwards

ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD is Professor of English Studies at Durham University, and Principal of St Cuthbert's Society.

A. S. G. Edwards has taught at various universities in North America and England and currently holds honorary professorships at the University of Kent, University College, London, and King's College, London.

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Title Details

280 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 colour. Illustrations

Series: Arthurian Studies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer