Malory: Texts and Sources

Malory: Texts and Sources

by P.J.C. Field
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859915360

ISBN-13: 9780859915366

Pub. Date: 12/17/1998

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

During the last thirty years, the study of Malory's text and sources has given rise to hotly contested issues and spectacular discoveries, as well as fundamental questions about the nature of his Morte Darthurand how we should read it. The debate has given rise to hotly contested issues and spectacular discoveries, even requiring forensic examination of the unique…  See more details below

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During the last thirty years, the study of Malory's text and sources has given rise to hotly contested issues and spectacular discoveries, as well as fundamental questions about the nature of his Morte Darthurand how we should read it. The debate has given rise to hotly contested issues and spectacular discoveries, even requiring forensic examination of the unique manuscript of Malory's great book; it has also thrown fresh light on Malory's art, politics, revisions, tastes, reading, knowledge of Europe, and sense of history. Professor Peter Field is a leading authority on these questions, and the essays collected here, revised and updated for this edition, are of great importance for an understanding of Malory. A new study considers the relative authoirty of the Winchester and Caxton texts. P.J.C. FIELDis Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859915366
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
12/17/1998
Series:
Arthurian Studies, #40
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1The Earliest Texts of Malory's Morte Darthur1
2The Choice of Texts for Malory's Morte Darthur14
3Malory's Minor Sources27
4French Words and Phrases in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur32
5Fifteenth-Century History in Malory's Morte Darthur47
6Author, Scribe and Reader in Malory: The Case of Harleuse and Peryne72
7Malory's Mordred and the Morte Arthure89
8Hunting, Hawking and Textual Criticism in Malory's Morte Darthur103
9The Amsterdam University Fragment of the Old French Prose Merlin114
10Caxton's Roman War126
11The Empire of Lucius Iberius162
12Malory's Morte Arthure and the King of Wales187
13Malory's Place-Names: Roone and the Low Country189
14Malory's Place-Names: Westminster Bridge and Virvyn191
15'Above Rubies': Malory and Morte Arthure 2559-61196
16Malory and the French Prose Lancelot199
17Malory and Perlesvaus224
18Malory and Chretien de Troyes236
19The Source of Malory's 'Tale of Gareth'246
20The French Prose Tristan: A note on some manuscripts, a list of printed texts, and two correlations with Malory's Morte Darthur261
21Malory's Trapdoor and the Name Estorause276
22Time and Elaine of Ascolat280
23Malory and The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell284
Bibliography295
Index309

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