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  1. The Passing of Arthur

    New Essays in Arthurian Tradition

    Edited by Christopher Baswell, William Sharpe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century

    By Roberta Florence Brinkley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur’s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Arthurian Legend

    Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

    By Margaret J. C. Reid

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Merlin and Legendary Romance

    By Carol Harding

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

    Edited by Keith Busby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Arthurian Revival

    Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

    Edited by Debra Mancoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Medieval Arthurian Literature

    A Guide to Recent Research

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    Political Writer

    By Alan Downie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and the Jews of East Central Europe

    Edited by Michael L. Miller, Scott Ury

    Since ancient times, Jews have had a long and tangled relationship to cosmopolitanism. Torn between a longstanding commitment to other Jews and the pressure to integrate into various host societies, many Jews have sought a third, seemingly neutral option, that of becoming citizens of the world:...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

    Edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie, Ulrike Wöhr

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge