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  1. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Britain and the World since 1945

    By Alasdair Blair

    Series: Seminar Studies

    This Seminar Studies title is a succinct study of modern British foreign policy, focusing on the period from 1945 to the present day. Since the end of the Second World War, Britain has been engaged in international conflicts from the Suez Crisis to the Gulf War and has actively sought involvement...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. English Local Prisons, 1860-1900

    Next Only to Death

    By Sean McConville, Professor Sean Mcconville

    The local prisons of the latter half of the nineteenth century refined systems of punishment so harsh that one judge considered the maximum penalty of two years local imprisonment to be the most severe punishment known to English law: "next only to death". This work examines how private perceptions...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals)

    The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present

    By Murray G. H. Pittock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique on the modern political and cultural identity of Scotland. Murray Pittock traces the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The British Way in Warfare 1688 - 2000 (Routledge Revivals)

    By David French

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title examines British defence policy from 1688 onwards; the year in which Britain was successfully invaded for the final time, and which marked a generation of warfare that lasted until 1714, during which Britain came to be known as a major European power. David...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge