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King Arthur In Legend and History
     

King Arthur In Legend and History

by Richard White (Editor)
 

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Presenting selections from medieval Latin, Welsh, English, French and German literature, Richard White traces the Arthurian legend from the earliest mentions of Arthur in Latin chronicles to Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Many of these selections are translated here for the time into English.

Bringing together an extensive range of diverse material

Overview

Presenting selections from medieval Latin, Welsh, English, French and German literature, Richard White traces the Arthurian legend from the earliest mentions of Arthur in Latin chronicles to Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Many of these selections are translated here for the time into English.

Bringing together an extensive range of diverse material which reveals the development of the figure of Arthur, this anthology enables the reader to understand how the Arthurian legend developed over a period of more than five hundred years. King Arthur in Legend and History also includes a chronology of key Arthurian texts, an appendix of the Arthurian Courts, a list of sources, suggestions for further reading and bibliography. Also inlcludes five maps.

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A collection of medieval Arthurian literature and history spanning 500 years, culled from Latin, English, Welsh, French, and German sources and presenting many passages translated into English for the first time. Selections are arranged in sections on early works, Monmouth and the Brut chronicle tradition, Arthur in early French romance, the Vulgate cycle, later French romance, German and English romances, and historical texts. Each selection is preceded by a brief introduction. Includes a chronology of Arthurian texts, b&w photos and maps, and an appendix of Arthurian Courts. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920636
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
610
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.27(d)

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Richard White is Visiting Lecturer at Tamagawa University, Tokyo.

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