A Companion to Malory

A Companion to Malory

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

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

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 of the 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 Darthur from 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

Details

1 colour illustrations
278 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
Paperback, 9780859915205, October 1997
Hardback, 9780859914437, February 1996
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSRC, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000, LIT004120
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Table of Contents

``The Hoole Book': Editing and the Creation of Meaning in Malory's Text'. - Wendy Bracewell
`The Place of Women in the Morte Darthur'. - Elizabeth Edwards
`Contextualizing Le Morte Darthur: Empire and Civil War'. - Linda Brosnan
`Malory and His Sources'. - Terence McCarthy
`Language and Style in Malory'. - Jeremy J Smith
`The Malory Life-Records'. - Peter 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'. -
`The Reception of Malory's Morte Darthur'. - A S G Edwards

Reviews

A comprehensive and reliable introduction to Malory, with a happy balance between the provocative and the incontrovertible. Especially useful for undergraduates... MEDIUM AEVUM
Welcome introduction... there will be much here that will be attractive to students of the Morte. YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES
The single book on Malory every Middle English scholar should read. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

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