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  • Robin Hoodby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    Robin Hood is England's greatest folk hero. Everyone knows the story of the outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Nick Rennison's highly entertaining book begins with the search for the historical Robin. Was there ever a real Robin Hood? Rennison looks at the candidates who have been proposed over the years, from petty thieves to Knights... 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...

  • Origins of Arthurian Romancesby Flint F. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    There are three archetypal and widespread Arthurian stories--the abduction of Guinevere, the Holy Grail, and Tristan. Through the author's painstaking research of the literature and comparative literature of the stories, and by studying the history, laws, and archaeology of the post-Roman period, a new methodology was found for approaching sources.... more...

  • Perceval/Parzivalby Arthur Groos; Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    This volume in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series treats the fascinating character of Perceval, the naive and flawed but gifted youth who becomes the Grail hero in some texts and yet is eclipsed in others by Galahad. Also includes eight musical examples. more...

  • Ancient Legends Retoldby Simon Heywood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    The tragedy of King Arthur is one segment of a vast cycle, the 'Matter of Britain', stretching across generations of early British kings. Vortigern is central to this cycle. King two generations before Arthur, he opens Britain to the Saxons, ancestors of the modern English. Rising from humble roots, he takes centre stage at court in a crisis moment,... more...

  • Text and Intertext in Medieval Arthurian Literatureby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    Theoretical essays and practical analyses focus on the intertextual links between an Arthurian composition and works belonging other genres of kinds of literature. Translations are provided for excerpts from the original Latin, Old French, Middle Dutch, Italian, and Middle English. The 14 essays were presented at a 1993 conference in Bonn. more...

  • Arthurian Literature XXXby Elizabeth Archibald; David F. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

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

  • Der "Tristan? Gottfrieds von Straßburg und die Tradition der lateinischen Rhetorikby Iris Bunte

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13

    Tristan und Isolde zählen zu den bekanntesten Liebespaaren der Weltliteratur. Ihre Geschichte - eine Geschichte von Liebe, Ehebruch und Verrat - faszinierte die Dichter vieler Generationen. Der Elsässer Gottfried von Straßburg berichtete über das Geschehen zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts in Form eines höfischen Romans nach einer französischen Vorlage.... more...

  • Queere Ritterby Annabelle Hornung

    transcript 2014; US$ 42.17

    Obwohl die Geschichte des Grals seit dem Mittelalter unterschiedlich erzählt und rezipiert wird, bleibt eines auffällig: In den Gralsromanen wird Geschlecht und Begehren auf besondere Art und Weise verhandelt. Anhand von Werken wie »Parzival«, »Crône« und »Prosa-Lancelot« fördert Annabelle Hornung neue Lesarten des Zusammenhangs zwischen Geschlecht... more...