Knighthood in the Morte Darthur     Second edition

Knighthood in the Morte Darthur Second edition

Beverly Kennedy

Hardback
$99.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

New analysis of knighthood in the Morte Darthurbrings us closer to an understanding of Malory's text.
`A lucid and rich analysis eminently suited to students at undergraduate and graduate levels.' CHOICE
Beverley Kennedy puts Malory's concern with knighthood at the very heart of the Morte Darthur. She identifies three types of knight: the Heroic (Gawain), the Worshipful (Tristram and Arthur), and the True (Lancelot, Gareth and the Grail Knights), and argues that this knightly typology creates the thematic unity of the Morte Darthur. It also allows Malory to develop two quite different contexts, one pragmatic and political, the other religious and providential, within which the reader may judge why Arthur's reign ended in catastrophe.BEVERLEY KENNEDY is Professor of English at Marianopolis College, Canada.

Details

December 1985
1 black and white illustrations
416 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9780859913546
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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