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Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature


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Reissuing works originally published between 1929 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature offers a selection of scholarship on the genre. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of literary criticism, translation, art and drama.The enduring myth and legend appears from Mediaeval literature through to more modern writings and offers a spectrum of poetry and prose which is studied widely, as expemplified in this set.

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Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century

Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

Roberta Florence Brinkley
February 08, 2016

The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur’s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between...

The Avowing of King Arthur

The Avowing of King Arthur

1st Edition

Roger Dahood
January 21, 2016

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...

The Passing of Arthur: New Essays in Arthurian Tradition

The Passing of Arthur: New Essays in Arthurian Tradition

1st Edition

Christopher Baswell, William Sharpe
January 21, 2016

Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex...

Arthurian Drama: An Anthology

Arthurian Drama: An Anthology

1st Edition

Alan Lupack
January 21, 2016

This anthology reproduces six plays based on stories of King Arthur from a variety of periods. Originally published in 1991, it offers a comprehensive discussion of Arthurian Drama in introduction and also provides an appendix listing printed scripts in English that address Arthurian legend....

Merlin and Legendary Romance

Merlin and Legendary Romance

1st Edition

Carol Harding
December 21, 2015

An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place...

The Arthurian Legend: Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

The Arthurian Legend: Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

1st Edition

Margaret J. C. Reid
December 21, 2015

First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of...

Sir Lancelot of the Lake: A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century

Sir Lancelot of the Lake: A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century

1st Edition

Lucy Allen Paton
December 11, 2015

This translation of Lancelot del Lac was published in 1929 to present easily the essential parts of the history of Sir Lancelot from three thirteenth century romances – Le livre de Lancelot del Lac, Le queste del saint graal, and La mort le roi Artus. The translator summarises the sections not...

Five Middle English Arthurian Romances

Five Middle English Arthurian Romances

1st Edition

Valerie Krishna
November 26, 2015

The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to...

Medieval Arthurian Literature: A Guide to Recent Research

Medieval Arthurian Literature: A Guide to Recent Research

1st Edition

Norris J. Lacy
November 26, 2015

The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a...

The Arthurian Revival: Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

The Arthurian Revival: Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

1st Edition

Debra Mancoff
November 26, 2015

Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

1st Edition

Keith Busby
November 26, 2015

Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation...

Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

1st Edition

Various
August 01, 2014

Reissuing works originally published between 1929 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature offers a selection of scholarship on the genre. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of literary criticism, translation, art and drama.The...

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