Arthurian Literature XIV

Arthurian Literature XIV

Edited by James P. Carley, Felicity Riddy

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D.S.Brewer

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"(The series) epitomises what is best in Arthurian scholarship today". ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR ROMANISCHE PHILOLOGIE
The principal article in this issue examines in detail a group of heraldic manuscripts: an armorial of the Knights of the Round Table, with a number of their arms reproduced in full colour, the treatise on Arthurian tournaments by Jacques d'Armagnac, and the treatise on blazon by Clément Prinsault. A scholarly edition of the two treatises is provided, and the texts are discussed in an introductory section emphasising the importance of Arthurian heraldry. The arms of 150 knights are painted in the manuscripts and blazoned, and 59 of them are reproduced in 10 pages of full-colour plates.
Other articles address the underlying theme of the Conte de Graal, in which Alexander is seen as representing the negative aspects of charity; Robert de Boron's endeavours to produce a coherent Arthuriad; and correspondences between the Arthurian tellings of two Old French authors, Manessier and Gerbert de Montreuil.

Contributors: BARBARA SARGENT-BAUR, FANNI BOGDANOW, LOUISE D. STEVENS, LISA JEFFERSON.

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October 1996
10 colour, 70 line illustrations
180 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9780859914826
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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Table of Contents

`Alexander and the Conte du Graal'. - Barbara Sargent-Baur ***
`Robert de Boron's Vision of Arthurian History'. - Fanni Bogdanow
`Gerbert and Manessier: The Case for a Connection'. - Louise D. Stephens
`Tournaments, Heraldry and the Knights of the Round Table: A Fifteenth-Century Armorial with Two Accompanying Texts'. - Lisa Jefferson

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