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  • Medieval Arthurian Literatureby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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 thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval... more...

  • Erzählstrukturen der Artusliteraturby Friedrich Wolfzettel; Peter Ihring

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 133.00

    The apparently vague and certainly hackneyed term 'structure' has become a terminally ubiquitous 'hardly perennial' in the research on Arthurian romance in verse and prose. Unlike orally derived epic poetry, early Arthurian romance already evolved an identity as an individually under-written, authorial, consciously fictional, and - in tendency at least... more...

  • Ironie, Polemik und Provokationby Cora Dietl; Christoph Schanze; Friedrich Wolfzettel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This work explores varying concepts of irony in Arthurian romance. It looks at the places where irony is linked to other forms of improper speech and criticism, is transformed into polemic or serves to provoke, and where it suggests a social function of literature. The volume thus casts new light on medieval narrative as well as on the... more...

  • In Betweenby Espen Dahl; Hans-Günter Heimbrock

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 48.16

    Thanks to the recent »return to religion«, the holy has become a relevant issue in public debate, as is suggested by concepts such as »re-sacralization« and »re-enchantment«. Holy war and religiously motivated terrorist attacks, the fascination in popular culture for subjects such as the Holy Grail (as in Dan Brown?s Da Vinci Code), new spiritual longings... more...

  • The Arthur of the Northby Marianne E. Kalinke

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    The book introduces the reader to the stories about King Arthur and his knights and the lovers Tristan and Isolt that flourished in the Scandinavian countries—in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden—in the Middle Ages and in early modern times. The versions of the Arthurian legend that were popular in the North were translations of mostly... more...

  • A Companion to Arthurian Literatureby Helen Fulton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 235.95

    This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature... more...

  • The Grail Chroniclesby E C Coleman

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    This is the story of a plain silver chalice from the first century AD that now rests in the heart of England. From its momentous beginnings as the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper, and as the vessel used to catch His blood at the Crucifixion, to its unrecognised discovery in the late nineteenth century, the chalice has passed through the hands... more...

  • Arthurian Literature XXVIIby Elizabeth Archibald; David F. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 90.00

    Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. Delivers some fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT more...

  • The Grail, the Quest, and the World of Arthurby Norris J. Lacy

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    The idea of the quest, crucial to Arthurian literature, investigated in texts, manuscripts, and film. more...