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The Arthurian World

Edited by: Victoria Coldham-Fussell , Miriam Edlich-Muth , Renée Ward

Print publication date:  June  2022
Online publication date:  June  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367172701
eBook ISBN: 9781003255475
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This collection provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the world of Arthur by looking beyond the canonical texts and themes, taking instead a transversal perspective on the Arthurian narrative. Together, its thirty-four chapters explore the continuities that make the material recognizable from one century to another, as well as transformations specific to particular times and places, revealing the astonishing variety of adaptations that have made the Arthurian story popular in large parts of the world.

Divided into four parts—The World of Arthur in the British Isles, The European World of Arthur, The Material World of Arthur, and The Transversal World of Arthur — the volume tracks the legend’s movement across temporal, geographical, and material boundaries. Broadly chronological, each part views the unfolding Arthurian story through its own lens, while temporal and geographical overlaps between the sections underscore the proximity of these developments in the legend’s history.

Ranging from early Latin chronicles and Welsh poetry to twenty-first century anime and political conspiracies, this comprehensive and illuminating book will be of interest to anyone researching Arthurian literature or tracing the evolution of medievalism through literature, the visual arts, and popular culture.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  King Arthur Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Invention of Arthurian Britain Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Arthur Among the Nine Worthies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Prophecy and Place in the Arthurian Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Spenser, Malory, and Regionalism in Arthurian Literature Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Post-Medieval Arthur at War Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Arthurian Legends in the Sixteenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  8:  “What's Past is Prologue” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Victorian Medievalisms Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Staging Guenevere's Maternity in Richard Hovey's The Marriage of Guenevere and The Birth of Galahad  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Byelorussian Tristan  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Continuity and discontinuity in the Irish Arthurian romances Download PDF
Chapter  13:  No Country for Young Men Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Not-So-Unique Text Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Viduvilt Download PDF
Chapter  16:  No Knights, No England, No Arthur Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Guiron Le Courtois Across Borders Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Optical Illusion, Illusory Objects, and the Quest of the Holy Grail in the Vulgate Queste Del Saint Graal and Perlesvaus  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Making and Illustrating Arthurian Manuscripts  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sir Palamedes, the Indelibly “Saracen” Knight Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Minding the Gaps Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Arthurian Imagination in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Art Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Finding Arthur in the Percy Folio Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A History of Malory's Morte Darthur in Print Download PDF
Chapter  25:  A Grave Discovery? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Arthurian Legends in America Download PDF
Chapter  27:  In the Ancient Days of Sagas Download PDF
Chapter  28:  “Hail to the King[s], Baby” Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Arthur in Modern Fantasy Literature Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Cinema Arthuriana and the Knights of the Not-So-Round Table Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Grail is in Another Castle Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Desire and the Flexible Grail Download PDF
Chapter  33:  “Moor” and “Saracen” in Medieval and Contemporary Arthurian Texts Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Guy Ritchie, King Arthur, and the Great Conspiracy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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