Thursday, December 3, 2009


Out now from D. S. Brewer:

Arthurian Literature XXVI
Edited by Elizabeth Archibald
Edited by David F. Johnson

Pages: 228
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
13 digit ISBN: 9781843842118
Binding: Hardback
First published: 17/Dec/2009
Price: 90.00 USD / 45.00 GBP
Imprint: D. S. Brewer
Series: Arthurian Literature
Subject: Medieval Literature

The Arthurian material collected in this volume ranges widely in time and space, from a Latin romance based on Welsh sources to the post-Christian Arthur of modern fiction and film. It begins with a tribute to the late Derek Brewer, a reprinting of the classic introduction to his edition of the last two tales of Malory's Morte Darthur. Further subjects covered include a possible source manuscript for Malory's first tale; the `Arthuricity' of the little-known Latin romance Arthur and Gorlagon; images of sterility and fertility in the continuations of Chretien's Conte du Graal; and early modern responses to Geoffrey of Monmouth's account of Arthur's dealings with Rome. Norris Lacy ranges widely over the evolution of the Arthurian legend, and Ronald Hutton considers representations of both Christian and pagan religion in modern novels and cinema. The volume ends with a bibliographical supplement on recent additions to Arthurian fiction.

CONTRIBUTORS: Derek Brewer, Jonathan Passaro, Amanda Hopkins, Thomas Hinton, Sian Echard, Norris Lacy, Ronald Hutton, Raymond Thompson.

General Editors' Preface
1 Introduction to the Morte Darthur, Parts 7 and 8
Derek S Brewer
2 Malory's Text of the Suite du Merlin
Jonathan Passaro
3 Why Arthur at all? The Dubious Arthuricity of Arthur and Gorlagon
Amanda Hopkins
4 The Aesthetics of Communication: Sterility and Fertility in the Conte del Graal Cycle
Thomas Hinton
5 'Whyche thyng semeth not to agree with other histories...': Rome in Geoffrey of Monmouth and his early modern readers
Sian Echard
6 Arthurian Texts in their Historical and Social Context
Norris J Lacy
7 The Post-Christian Arthur
Ronald Hutton
8 Supplement: The Arthurian Legend in Literature, Popular Culture, and the Performing Arts, 2004-2008
Raymond H Thompson and Norris J Lacy

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