King Arthur: A Casebook

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Discusses the Matter of Arthur as it has appeared in English, French, Latin, and German from the Middle Ages to the present. Examines the works of Harmann von Aue, Malory, Polydore Virgil, John Leland, Tennyson, T. H. White, and others; as well as works such as anonymous romances, Scottish Chronicles. Twelve of the 16 essays are reprinted from academic journals. Includes a selected overall bibliography but no index. Begins a series of volumes each focusing on a character from the Arthurian legend. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415939126
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/7/2001
  • Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
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Looking for Arthur 3
Dux Bellorum / Rex Militum / Roi Faineant: The Transformation of Arthur in the Twelfth Century 29
King Arthur and the Round Table in the Erec and Iwein of Hartmann von Aue 45
King Arthur in the Prose Lancelot 71
The Evolution of the Theme of the Fall of Arthur's Kingdom 91
Appearances and Reality in La Mort le Roi Artu 105
King Arthur and Fortuna 121
Malory's King Mark and King Arthur 139
King Arthur in the Scottish Chronicles 173
Polydore Vergil and John Leland on King Arthur: The Battle of the Books 185
The Arthurs of the Faerie Queene 205
The Female King: Tennyson's Arthurian Apocalypse 229
To Take Excalibur: King Arthur and the Construction of Victorian Manhood 257
T. H. White and the Legend of King Arthur: From Animal Fantasy to Political Morality 281
Conceptions of King Arthur in the Twentieth Century 299
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