A History of Arthurian Scholarship

A History of Arthurian Scholarship

Edited by Norris J. Lacy

Hardback
$90.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

A survey of critical attention devoted to Arthurian matters.
This book offers the first comprehensive and analytical account of the development of Arthurian scholarship from the eighteenth century, or earlier, to the present day. The chapters, each written by an expert in the area under discussion, present scholarly trends and evaluate major contributions to the study of the numerous different strands which make up the Arthurian material: origins, Grail studies, editing and translation of Arthurian texts, medieval and modern literatures (in English and European languages), art and film. The result is an indispensable resource for students and a valuable guide for anyone with a serious interest in the Arthurian legend.

Contributors: NORRIS LACY, TONY HUNT, KEITH BUSBY, JANE TAYLOR, CHRISTOPHER SNYDER, RICHARD BARBER, SIAN ECHARD, GERALD MORGAN, ALBRECHT CLASSEN, ROGER DALRYMPLE, BART BESAMUSCA, MARIANNE E. KALINKE, BARBARA MILLER, CHRISTOPHER KLEINHENZ, MURIEL WHITAKER, JEANNE FOX-FRIEDMAN, DANIEL NASTALI, KEVIN J. HARTY

NORRIS J. LACY is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

Details

February 2006
304 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9781843840695
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DS, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Arthurian Origins - Christopher A. Snyder
The Search for Sources: The Case of the Grail - Richard W Barber
Editing Arthuriana - Tony Hunt
Translation of Medieval Arthurian Literature - Norris J Lacy
Latin Arthurian Literature - Sian Echard
Welsh Arthurian Literature - Gerald Morgan
Medieval French Literature - Keith Busby and Jane H. M. Taylor
Medieval German Arthurian Literature - Albrecht Classen
Middle English Arthurian Literature - Roger Dalrymple
Medieval Dutch Literature - Bart Besamusca
Scandinavian Arthurian Literature - Marianne Kalinke
Hispanic Arthurian Literature - Barbara D Miller
Italian Arthurian Literature - Christopher Kleinhenz
Early Arthurian Art - Muriel Whitaker
Modern Arthurian Art - Jeanne Fox-Friedman
Modern Literature in English - Daniel P Nastali
Cinema Arthuriana - Kevin J Harty

Reviews

Offers up some very fine analyses of the critical traditions of Arthurian history, literature, art and cinema. The impact of this book will be felt throughout the field of Arthurian studies and resonate for many years to some.(...)This book is a triumph of research and criticism, and should be required reading for all Arthurian scholars, no matter their field or sub-speciality. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY
The list of contributors reads as a who's who of contemporary Arthurian scholarship, and their surveys of the scholarship in their various fields are without exception clear and to-the-point, with the undergraduate or novice research student in mind. FRENCH STUDIES
A most useful anthology of essays that survey recent Arthurian scholarship. MEDIUM AEVUM
(An) excellent collection. (...) Contains so much of value that it is indispensable for anyone interested in the Arthurian legends. Masterful in the selection of topics and in the coverage of complex fields. (...) Should be essential reading for students and scholars of the Arthurian tradition. ARTHURIANA

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