A History of Arthurian Scholarship

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This book offers the first comprehensive and analytical account of the development of Arthurian scholarship from the eighteenth century, or earlier, to the present day. The chapters, each written by an expert in the area under discussion, present scholarly trends and evaluate major contributions to the study of the numerous different strands which make up the Arthurian material: origins, Grail studies, editing and translation of Arthurian texts, medieval and modern literatures (in English and European languages), art and film. The result is an indispensable resource for students and a valuable guide for anyone with a serious interest in the Arthurian legend. Contributors: NORRIS LACY, TONY HUNT, KEITH BUSBY, JANE TAYLOR, CHRISTOPHER SNYDER, RICHARD BARBER, SIAN ECHARD, GERALD MORGAN, ALBRECHT CLASSEN, ROGER DALRYMPLE, BART BESAMUSCA, MARIANNE E. KALINKE, BARBARA MILLER, CHRISTOPHER KLEINHENZ, MURIEL WHITAKER, JEANNE FOX-FRIEDMAN, DANIEL NASTALI, KEVIN J. HARTY NORRIS J. LACY is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
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Offers up some very fine analyses of the critical traditions of Arthurian history, literature, art and cinema. The impact of this book will be felt throughout the field of Arthurian studies and resonate for many years to some.(...)This book is a triumph of research and criticism, and should be required reading for all Arthurian scholars, no matter their field or sub-speciality. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGYThe list of contributors reads as a who's who of contemporary Arthurian scholarship, and their surveys of the scholarship in their various fields are without exception clear and to-the-point, with the undergraduate or novice research student in mind. FRENCH STUDIESA most useful anthology of essays that survey recent Arthurian scholarship. MEDIUM AEVUM(An) excellent collection. (...) Contains so much of value that it is indispensable for anyone interested in the Arthurian legends. Masterful in the selection of topics and in the coverage of complex fields. (...) Should be essential reading for students and scholars of the Arthurian tradition. ARTHURIANA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843840695
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/16/2006
  • Series: Arthurian Studies, #65
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Arthurian origins 1
The search for sources : the case of the grail 19
Editing Arthuriana 37
Translation of medieval Arthurian literature 49
Latin Arthurian literature 62
Welsh Arthurian literature 77
French Arthurian literature 95
German Arthurian literature 122
English Arthurian literature 140
Dutch Arthurian literature 158
Scandinavian Arthurian literature 169
Hispanic Arthurian literature 179
Italian Arthurian literature 190
Early Arthurian art 198
Modern Arthurian art 220
Modern literature in English 233
Cinema Arthuriana 252
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