The Fortunes of King Arthur

The Fortunes of King Arthur

Edited by Norris J. Lacy

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

An examination of both the role played by Fortune in Arthurian literature and legend, and the fortunes of the legend itself.
The essays in this volume offer a general overview and a number of detailed examinations of Arthur's fortunes, in two senses. First is the role of Fortune itself, often personified and consistently instrumental, in accounts of Arthur's court and reign. More generally the articles trace the trajectory of the Arthurian legend - its birth, rise and decline - through the middle ages. The final essay follows the continued turning of Fortune's wheel, emphasizing the modern revival and flourishing of the legend. The authors, all distinguished Arthurian scholars, illustrate their arguments through studies of early Latin and Welsh sources, chronicles, romances (in English, French, German, Italian, Latin and Welsh), manuscript illustration and modern literary texts.

Contributors: CHRISTOPHER A. SNYDER, SIAN ECHARD, EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY, W.R.J. BARRON, DENNIS H. GREEN, NORRIS LACY, CERIDWEN LLOYD-MORGAN, JOAN TASKER GRIMBERT, ALISON STONES, NEIL THOMAS, JANE H.M. TAYLOR, CAROLINE D. ECKHARDT, ALAN C LUPACK.

Details

November 2005
1 colour, 35 black and white illustrations
282 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9781843840619
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSB, 1D, 2AB, 3F, 4P
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Arthur and Kingship in the Historia Brittonum - Christopher A. Snyder
`For Mortals are Moved by these Conditions': Fate, Fortune and Providence in Geoffrey of Monmouth - Sian Echard
Visions of History: Robert de Boron and English Arthurian Chroniclers - Edward Donald Kennedy
Bruttene Deorling: An Arthur for Every Age -
King Arthur: From History to Fiction - Dennis H Green
Welsh Tradition in Calais: Elis Gruffydd and his Biography of King Arthur - Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan
The Ambiguous Fortunes of Arthur: The Lancelot-Grail and Beyond - Norris J Lacy
Changing the Equation: The Impact of Tristan-Love on Arthur's Court in the Prose Tristan and La Tavola Ritonda - Joan Tasker Grimbert
Illustration and the Fortunes of Arthur - Alison Stones
The Fortunes of Arthur in the Later German Romances - Neil E. Thomas
The Knight and the Parrot: Writing the Quest at the End of the Middle Ages - Jane H. M. Taylor
Reconsidering Malory - Caroline Eckhardt
`The Old Order Changeth': King Arthur in the Modern World - Alan Lupack

Reviews

Enlarges the champ de travail of matters Arthurian for French specialists and is an excellent addition to the Arthurian Studies series. THE FRENCH REVIEW
A varied collection, but one which responds to the dual perspective of the volume's title, and which yields many rewarding insights. FRENCH STUDIES
The contributors are major scholars who write well and whose essays offer significant contributions. ARTHURIANA

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