Arthurian Literature XXV

Arthurian Literature XXV

Edited by Elizabeth Archibald, David F. Johnson

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

The most recent research in matters Arthurian, by leading scholars in the field.
The essays in this volume represent a wide range of Arthurian subjects, reaching as far back as the sixth century, and as far forward as the nineteenth; they include studies of Arthur as an icon of an independent England in the reign of Henry VIII, the source of Geoffrey of Monmouth's knowledge of Merlin, Malory's Morte Darthur, and the works of Chretien - both in literature and in depictions of scenes from his romances in ivory caskets from the Middle Ages and beyond. Of special interest is the appearance for the first time in print of a newly discovered Arthurian text: a letter in Anglo-Norman French purportedly written by Morgan le Fay.

Elizabeth Archibald is Professor of English, University of Durham; DAVID F. JOHNSON is Professor of English, Florida State University.

CONTRIBUTORS: CAROLYNE LARRINGTON, MARTINE MEUWESE, STEWART MOTTRAM, RALUCA RADULESCU, NICOLAI TOLSTOY, MICHAEL TWOMEY

Details

July 2008
23 black and white illustrations
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9781843841715
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Merlin Legend - Nikolai Tolstoy-Miloslavsky
The Enchantress, the Knight and the Cleric: Authorial Surrogates in Arthurian Romance - Carolyne Larrington
`Morgan le Fay, Empress of the Wilderness': A Newly-Recovered Arthurian Text in London, BL Royal 12.C.ix - Michael W. Twomey
Malory's Lancelot and the Key to Salvation - Raluca Radulescu
Chrétien in Ivory - Martine Meuwese
`An Empire of Itself': Arthur as an Icon of an English Empire, 1509-1547 - Stewart Mottram

Reviews

Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. Delivers some fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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