The Development of Arthurian Romance

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Courier Corporation, 2000 M01 1 - 199 pages
Stimulating and masterly study examines the evolution of the great mass of fiction surrounding the Arthurian legend in Western literature from Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain and the collection of Welsh tales known as The Mabinogion, to Chrétien de Troyes' Arthurian stories, the Parzival of Wolfram von Eschenbach, and such English masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Le Morte d'Arthur. Painstakingly researched and brimming with scholarly insight, this highly readable and entertaining work will be a favorite with general audiences as well as scholars and students of the Arthurian legend.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Arthurian origins
13
The Mabinogion 23 2 The Mabinogion
32
Chrétien de Troyes
44
Wolfram von Eschenbachs Parzival
67
Tristan and Isolt
74
The Vulgate Cycle
92
Joseph of Arimathea and Glastonbury
112
Merlin
124
IO The Rimed English romances
131
The Alliterative English romances
147
Sir Thomas Malory
166
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