The Arthurian Handbook: Second Edition

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Routledge, 2014 M01 14 - 456 páginas
Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the presentation of Camelot on the Broadway stage, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and much more.
This critical survey of Arthurian history and legend, archaeology, literature, and the arts from the fifth century to the present provides an introduction for the general reader and a useful summary for the specialist. It offers both historical facts and key discussions on Arthurian subjects, from post-Roman Britain to the most recent novels and films. There is a lengthy glossary of Arthurian characters, motifs, and places, a chronology of major historical and literary items, a guide to pronunciation, and a full bibliography.
What's new in the Second Edition:All the material has been revised and updated to 1996 since the original 1988 edition; The chapter on modern literature has been thoroughly revised, with new material on writings from France, Germany, England, and America; The coverage of King Arthur in the arts has entirely rewritten by one of the premier authorities in Arthurian studies. Brand-new geneological charts of the ancestry of Arthur and his family and the Grail kings and knights.; A fully up-to-date chronology; Many new illustrations.
 

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Contenido

Origins
1
Arthur at the Siege of Gaunes from Vulgate MortArtu
14
Battle Scene from Vulgate MortArtu
38
to Camelot and Before Going to Fight Mordred from Vulgate MortArtu
47
Fire Consumes an Occupant of the Perilous Seat from Vulgate Queste
56
Early Arthurian Literature
57
arrival at court
58
Lancelot Riding in the Cart from Vulgate Lancelot
71
Guinevere but She Offers It to Another Knight from Vulgate MortArtu
102
First Kiss of Lancelot and Guinevere from Vulgate Lancelot
115
Modern Arthurian Literature 137
167
Arthur in the Arts
197
Conclusion
271
An Arthurian Glossary
275
Bibliography
361
Index
383

Galahad and the Perilous Seat from Vulgate Queste
85
A Knight Who Wishes to Kill Gauvain Gives Poisoned Fruit to
93

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Acerca del autor (2014)

Norris J. Lacy is the Edwin Erie Sparks Professor of French at Penn State University and Honorary President of the International Arthurian Society. Geoffrey Ashe is an author and independent scholar in Glastonbury, England.

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