Arthurian Literature XXIX

December 2012
4 black and white illustrations
256 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9781843843337
Format: Hardback
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Arthurian Literature XXIX

Edited by Elizabeth Archibald, David F. Johnson

Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. It delivers fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
The influence and significance of the legend of Arthur are fully demonstrated by the subject matter and time-span of articles here, ranging from a mid twelfth-century Latin vita of the Welsh saint Dyfrig to the early modern Arthur of the Dutch. Topics addressed include the reasons for Edward III's abandonment of the Order of the Round Table; the 1368 relocation of Arthur's tomb at Glastonbury Abbey; the evidence for our knowledge of the French manuscript sources for Malory's first tale, in particular the Suite du Merlin; and the central role played by Cornwall in Malory's literary worldview. Meanwhile, a survey of the pan-European aspects of medieval Arthurian literature, considering key characters in both familiar and less familiar languages such as Old Norse and Hebrew, further outlines its popularity and impact.

Elizabeth Archibald is Professor of English, University of Durham; Professor David F. Johnson teaches in the English Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Contributors: Dorsey Armstrong, Christopher Berard, Bart Besamusca, P.J.C. Field, Linda Gowans, Sjoerd Levelt, Julian M. Luxford, Ryan Naughton, Jessica Quinlan, Joshua Byron Smith

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Table of Contents

General Editors' Foreword
Edward III's Abandoned Order of the Round Table - Christopher Berard
King Arthur's Tomb at Glastonbury: The Relocation of 1368 in Context - Julian Luxford
Benedict of Gloucester's Vita Sancti Dubrucii: An Edition and Translation - Joshua Byron Smith
New Evidence for an Interest in Arthurian Literature in the Dutch Low Counties in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries - Sjoerd Levelt
Malory's Source-Manuscript for the First Tale of Le Morte Darthur - P J C Field
Malory's Sources - and Arthur's Sisters - Revisited - L M Gowans
Peace, Justice and Retinue-Building in Malory's 'The Tale of Sir Garethy of Orkney' - Ryan Naughton
Mapping Malory's Morte: The (Physical) Place and (Narrative) Space of Cornwall - Dorsey Armstrong
The Fringes of Arthurian Fiction - Bart Besamusca and Jessica Quinlan

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