The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation / Edition 2

The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation / Edition 2

by James J. Wilhelm, James J. Wilhelm
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815307276

ISBN-13: 9780815307273

Pub. Date: 02/01/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Here are some of the most important works of medieval Arthurian literature in fresh, new translations that convey the development of King Arthur from Latin chronicles and Celtic mythology into the romantic king of late-medieval literature.

Covering almost a thousand years, The Romance of Arthur: New Expanded Edition covers a broad range of genres, from

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Here are some of the most important works of medieval Arthurian literature in fresh, new translations that convey the development of King Arthur from Latin chronicles and Celtic mythology into the romantic king of late-medieval literature.

Covering almost a thousand years, The Romance of Arthur: New Expanded Edition covers a broad range of genres, from the early chronicles and Welsh verse through Sir Thomas Malory. A section on lyrics is a new addition. The translations, from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian, were freshly done for the original anthologies and have now been updated. Complete texts have been presented wherever possible.

Partial list of contents: James J. Wilhelm, "Arthur in the Latin Chronicles"; John K. Bollard, "Arthur in the Early Welsh Tradition"; Richard M. Loomis, "Culhwch and Olwen"; Richard M. Loomis, "Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth"; William W. Kibler, "Chr tien de Troyes: Lancelot, or The Knight of the Cart";James J. Wilhelm, "Selected Lyrics"; Marianne E. Kalinke, "The Sage of the Mantle"; Norris J. Lacy, B roul: The Romance of Tristan"; Russell Weingartner, "Marie de France: Lay of the Chievrefueil (Honeysuckle)"; James J. Wilhelm, "Thomas of Britain: Tristan ('The Death Scene')"; Mildred Leake Day, "The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur"; James J. Wilhelm, ,"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"; James J. Wilhelm, "The Wedding of Sir Gawain Dame Ragnell."Index. Bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815307273
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Series:
Garland Medieval Texts Series
Edition description:
New, expanded ed
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
IArthur in the Latin Chronicles3
IIArthur in the Early Welsh Tradition11
IIICulhwch and Olwen25
IVArthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth59
VWace: Roman de Brut (Merlin Episodes and "The Birth and Rise of Arthur")95
VILayamon: Brut ("The Death of Arthur")109
VIIChretien de Troyes: Lancelot, or The Knight of the Cart121
VIIISelected Lyrics201
IXThe Saga of the Mantle209
XBeroul: The Romance of Tristan225
XIMarie de France: The Lay of Chievrefueil (The Honeysuckle)277
XIIThomas of Britain: Tristan ("The Death Scene")283
XIIICantare on the Death of Tristan295
XIVThe Prose Merlin and The Suite du Merlin (Episodes)305
XVThe Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur365
XVISir Gawain and the Green Knight399
XVIIThe Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell467
XVIIIThe Alliterative Morte Arthure489
XIXSir Thomas Malory: Le Morte Darthur ("The Death of Arthur")529
Bibliography577
Index579

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