The Arthurian Annals: The Tradition in English from 1250 to 2000 2-Volume Set

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Overview

The Arthurian Annals are the unique and definitive bibliography of over 750 years of the Arthurian tradition in English. The fruit of over 20 years' research, they are a chronological and descriptive listing of Arthurian literature and related material from the Middle Ages to 2000. They list over 11,000 works in all media, from Malory to The Mists of Avalon. Types of works covered include fiction, poetry, drama; editions and translations of medieval works; children's literature; history and folklore, esoterica (including New Age works with Arthurian connections); Arthurian art, music, films, television, and comics.

Each entry contains full bibliographical information, an account of the Arthurian content of the work, and an overview of the work's publication or performance history. A separate index volume provides eight separate guides to assessing and ordering the information in the Annals, with indexes of People: authors, editors, translators and illustrators; Characters; Titles; Genres; and Keywords and more.

Since the Middle Ages the Arthurian legend has held a place in the Western cultural tradition similar to that of Classical mythology - as a body of stories, characters, themes and symbols capable of adaptation to changes in cultural values while preserving a continuity of subject matter. The Arthurian Annals document the tradition chronologically in all its manifestations in English from before 1250 to 2000. They are broad in scope, embracing both the literary classics of the tradition and lesser known works: plays, poems, adaptations, and sequels. This unique work constitutes a genealogy of the tradition in English in all its manifestations — there is nothing comparable to it in print.

The Arthurian Annals are a unique and unrivalled resource for research in Arthurian and Medieval studies. It will find its market in academic libraries in the Anglophone world, particularly in the US, and its readership among academics, students, writers and enthusiasts of the tradition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198607250
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/2004
  • Pages: 1086
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel P. Nastali is Bibliographer of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society and a contributor to The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. He was a contributing editor of Avalon to Camelot (1983-86), a journal covering all aspects of the Arthurian tradition. A collector of medieval and modern Arthurian, he is an author and occasional lecturer on Arthurian literary history and popular culture, and lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Phillip C. Boardman is Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A specialist in Chaucer and the culture of the Middle Ages, he is Chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's Western Traditions program, and former Chair of the English Department and Faculty Senate. He has written articles on Chaucer, Arthurian literature and language, and edited The Legacy of Language (1987), Forgotten Arthurian Poetry (1989), and Enduring Legacies: Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3rd edn 1999).
The Annals include a preface by Norris J. Lacy, past president of the International Arthurian Society, editor of The New Arthurian Encyclopedia and the English translation of the Lancelot-Grail cycle, and author of many scholarly works.

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Table of Contents

Volume 1: Bibliography
Introduction Using The Arthurian Annals
THE ARTHURIAN ANNALS
Volume 2: Indexes
Index of People: authors, editors, translators, illustrators Index of Characters Index of Titles Index of Genres Index of Keywords

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