The Avowing Of King Arthur

Author: Nirmal Dass
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
ISBN: 9780819157690
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The Avowing Of King Arthur

Author: Roger Dahood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317656830
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This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14th and late 15th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure and sources, including a bibliography of related studies. After the poem is a comprehensive notes section and glossary.

A Companion To Arthurian Literature

Author: Helen Fulton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470672374
Size: 60.22 MB
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This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition

Aspects Of Malory

Author: Toshiyuki Takamiya
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0859910687
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This volume of essays is aimed at advancing the appreciation of Malory, an author who has always been enjoyed by the common reader, but is still sometimes underestimated by the critics. Despite an increasing number of articles on Malory, there is a need for a general survey of recent research, which l> Aspects of Malory /l> provides. The volume opens with a note by the late Professor Vinaver on Malory's prose, and three essays on Malory's Englishness and his English sources, including an essay by P. J. C. Field which argues for an English rather than a French origin for the l>Tale of Gareth/l>. This is followed by two essays on Malory's French sources, by Jill Mann and Mary Hynes-Berry. Terence McCarthy re-exasmines the sequence of the tales, and three further essays look at the scribal and textual tradition of Malory's work, in particular the relationship between the Winchester MS, Caxton's printed version, and the history of the MS. Finally, Richard R. Griffith reconsiders the authorship question, and proposes a long-forgotten Thomas Malory as the most likely candidate. There is a bibliography of recent research compiled by Professor Takamiya. .`Full of sound scholarship'. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

Romance And The Gentry In Late Medieval England

Author: Michael Johnston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199679789
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Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England sheds new light on Middle English romance, the most popular genre of secular literature in late medieval England. Romances are the predecessors to modern science fiction and Westerns: like these genres, they are often thought of as representative of the "popular culture" of their day. This book, however, offers a different perspective on the genre of medieval English romance, showing that, in fact, suchtexts appealed primarily to the gentry, England's elite landowners who lacked titles of nobility. To make this case, Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England examines surviving manuscripts, surveys recentwork by historians on the gentry, and provides analyses of the literary texts, all of which, together, shows this genre speaking to this social class.

The Knightly Tales Of Sir Gawain

Author: Louis Brewer Hall
Publisher: Burnham Inc Pub
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Modern prose renderings of seven ancient tales about the adventures of King Arthur's most courteous, amorous, and courageous knight preserve the spirit and conventions of the original verse versions