Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition
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Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition by Sian Echard
Book DescriptionArthurian literature is a popular field, but most of the published work focuses on the vernacular tradition. This book, uniquely, looks at Latin Arthurian works. Geoffrey of Monmouth is treated at length and this is the first book to put him in a context which includes other Latin histories, monastic chronicles, saints' lives and other Latin prose Arthurian narratives. Like Geoffrey's works, most can be associated with the Angevin court of Henry II and by placing these works against the court background, this book both introduces a new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and suggests a way to understand their place in that tradition. The unfamiliar works are summarized for the reader, and there are extensive quotations, with translations, throughout. The result is a thorough exploration of Latin Arthurian narrative in the foundational period for the Arthurian tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021524
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sian Echard
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King Arthur is arguably the most recognizable literary hero of the European Middle Ages. This collection of essays will highlight different aspects of that tradition, allowing readers to see the well-known and the obscure as part of a larger, often coherent whole.
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A unique perspective on the Arthurian tradition with particular focus on Geoffrey of Monmouth.
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