Holy Grail

Holy Grail

by Giles Morgan

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Holy Grail by Giles Morgan

Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, horn of plenty and chalice cup the Holy Grail has remained at the center of popular culture from antiquity right up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785821694
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Publication date: 06/15/2006
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
The Magical Vessel19
Pre-Christian Sources
World Mythologies
Shamanism
The Mabinogion
The Celtic Cauldron
The Cup of Christ35
The Christian Grail
The Matter of Britain
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Wace
Chretien de Troyes
Chivalry
Courtly Love
Troubadours
Robert de Boron
The Vulgate Cycle
Parzival
Malory
Glastonbury and the Grail53
Glastonbury
Joseph of Arimathea
Chalice Well
Underworld
Arthur and the Holy Grail71
King Arthur
Merlin and the Grail Quest
The Sword in the Stone
Excalibur
Camelot
The Isle of Avalon
Grail Mysteries87
The Templars
The Cathars
Rosslyn Chapel
Rennes-le-Chateau
The Turin Shroud
The Grail Revival105
The Grail in the 18th and 19th Centuries
William Blake
Tennyson
Wagner
The Pre-Raphaelites
Aubrey Beardsley
A Modern Obsession121
The Grail in the 20th Century
T. S. Eliot
Jung
Tolkien
T. H. White
Joseph Campbell
Hitler and the Nazis
The Cinema of the Grail139
Representations in Film
George Lucas
Steven Spielberg
John Boorman
Monty Python
Lord of the Rings
Bibliography157
Websites160

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