Arthurian Literature XXXIII

December 2016
1 black and white illustrations
232 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
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Arthurian Literature XXXIII

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
A wide range of Arthurian material is discussed here, reflecting its diversity, and enduring vitality. Geoffrey of Monmouth's best-selling Historia regum Britannie is discussed in the context of Geoffrey's reception in Wales and the relationship between Latin and Welsh literary culture. Two essays deal with the Middle English Ywain and Gawain: the first offers a comparative study of the Middle English poem alongside Chrétien's Yvain and the Welsh Owein, while the second considers Ywain and Gawain with the Alliterative Morte Arthure in their northern English cultural and political context, the world of the Percys and the Nevilles. It is followed by a discussion of Edward III's recuperation of his abandoned Order of the Round Table, which offers an intriguing explanation for this reversal in the context of Edward's victory over the French at Poitiers. The final essay is a comparison of fifteenth- and twentieth-century portrayals of Camelot in Malory and T.H. White, as both idea and locale, and a centre of hearsay and gossip. The volume is completed with a unique and little-known medieval Greek Arthurian poem, presented in facing-page edition and modern English translation.

Elizabeth Archibald is Professor of English Studies at Durham University, and Principal of St Cuthbert's Society; David F. Johnson is Professor of English at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Contributors: Christopher Berard, Louis J. Boyle, Thomas H. Crofts, Ralph Hanna, Georgia Lynn Henley, Erich Poppe

Table of Contents

From 'The Matter of Britain' to 'The Matter of Rome': Latin Literary Culture and the Reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth in Wales - Georgia Lynn Henley
Chrétien's British Yvain in England and Wales - Erich Poppe
Edward III's Abandoned Order of the Round Table Revisited: Political Arthurianism after Poitiers - Christopher Berard
'Thanked be God there hath been but a few of myne auncytours that hathe dyed in their beddes': Border Stories and Northern Arthurian Romances - Ralph Hanna
T. H. White's Representation of Malory's Camelot - Louise J. Boyle
Hippotes ho Presbutes: The Old Knight. An edition of the Greek Arthurian poem of Vat. gr. 1822 - Thomas Howard Crofts

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