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  1. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Reissuing works originally published between 1929 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature offers a selection of scholarship on the genre. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of literary criticism, translation, art and drama.The...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances

    By Valerie Krishna

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sir Lancelot of the Lake

    A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century

    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This translation of Lancelot del Lac was published in 1929 to present easily the essential parts of the history of Sir Lancelot from three thirteenth century romances – Le livre de Lancelot del Lac, Le queste del saint graal, and La mort le roi Artus. The translator summarises the sections not...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology

    Edited by Alan Lupack

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This anthology reproduces six plays based on stories of King Arthur from a variety of periods. Originally published in 1991, it offers a comprehensive discussion of Arthurian Drama in introduction and also provides an appendix listing printed scripts in English that address Arthurian legend....

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Avowing of King Arthur

    Edited by Roger Dahood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14th and late 15th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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