Malory: Texts and Sources

December 1998
326 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9780859915366
Format: Hardback

Malory: Texts and Sources

P.J.C. Field

Complete Malory articles by leading Malory scholar on issues relating to the text and sources of the Morte Darthur.
During the last thirty years, the study of Malory's text and sources has given rise to hotly contested issues and spectacular discoveries, as well as fundamental questions about the nature of his Morte Darthurand how we should read it. The debate has given rise to hotly contested issues and spectacular discoveries, even requiring forensic examination of the unique manuscript of Malory's great book; it has also thrown fresh light on Malory's art, politics, revisions, tastes, reading, knowledge of Europe, and sense of history. Professor Peter Field is a leading authority on these questions, and the essays collected here, revised and updated for this edition, are of great importance for an understanding of Malory. A new study considers the relative authoirty of the Winchester and Caxton texts.
P.J.C. FIELDis Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor.


Field is better acquainted than anyone else in Britain, perhaps in the world, with the minutiae of the issues which which current Malory scholarship concerns itself... a valuable guide. MEDIUM AEVUM This very substantial collection of essays makes an extremely valuable contribution to our uinderstanding of one of the greatest authors of the later middle ages. YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES Extremely useful and important volume. MLR Reveals the breadth and depth of one of the sharpest minds currently at work on Malory. ANGLIA

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