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  • 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...

  • Ancient Legends Retoldby Simon Heywood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Perceval/Parzivalby Arthur Groos; Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • The Grail Processionby Justin E. Griffin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 35.00

    By the 12th century, European literature was rich with tales of a procession carrying a group of objects closely tied to the Passion of Christ--the Holy Grail, the lance that pierced Christ's side, the sword used to behead John the Baptist, and a dish from the Last Supper. While legends of the quest for the Holy Grail continue to grip the popular... more...

  • The Holy Grail on Filmby Kevin J. Harty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays is the first to study film depictions of the quest for the Holy Grail--the holy Christian relic of legend supposedly used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars from a range of disciplines discuss American, Australian and European films that offer fresh perspectives on this enduring myth of the Arthurian world and Western... more...