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The Grail, the Quest, and the World of Arthur

The Grail, the Quest, and the World of Arthur

by Norris J. Lacy
     
 
The theme of the quest in Arthurian literature - mainly but not exclusively the Grail quest - is explored in the essays presented here, covering French, Dutch, Norse, German, and English texts. A number of the essays trace the relationship, often negative, between Arthurian chivalry and the Grail ethos. Whereas most of the contributors reflect on the popularity of the

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The theme of the quest in Arthurian literature - mainly but not exclusively the Grail quest - is explored in the essays presented here, covering French, Dutch, Norse, German, and English texts. A number of the essays trace the relationship, often negative, between Arthurian chivalry and the Grail ethos. Whereas most of the contributors reflect on the popularity of the Grail quest, several examine the comparative rarity of the Grail in certain literatures and define the elaboration of quest motifs severed from the Grail material. An appendix to the volume offers a filmography that includes all the cinematic treatments of the Grail, either as central theme or minor motif. This book will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers fascinated by the Arthurian and Grail legends. CONTRIBUTORS: NORRIS J. LACY, ANTONIO FURTADO, WILL HASTY, RICHARD TRACHSLER, MARIANNE E. KALINKE, MARTINE MEUWESE, DAVID F. JOHNSON, PHILLIP BOARDMAN, CAROLINE D. ECKHARDT, P.J.C. FIELD, JAMES P. CARLEY, RICHARD BARBER, KEVIN J. HARTY

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This collection has much to commend it (and is) beautifully and extensively illustrated. (It) is a welcome contribution to Arthurian studies. ENGLISHThis is an elegant, gracious and necessary compendium of contemporary Grail scholarship. ARTHURIANAThis volume is essential for Arthurian scholars, but will also be of interest to anyone who teaches Arthurian material on any level. CAHIERS DE RECHERCHES MEDIEVALES Readers will find in this collection a good number of compelling, original perspectives on a broad range of topic areas. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW12 exciting and well-written essays. (...) Written by highly respected Arthurian scholars, all the essays offer new contributions to the representations of the Grail, the Grail quest, and questing in general. Highly recommended. CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843841708
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
08/23/2012
Series:
Arthurian Studies
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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