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The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature

The Development and Dissemination of the Arthurian Legend in Medieval Latin

Editor(s): Siân Echard

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages

  • March 2011 · 256pages · 242x168mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708322017
  • ·Paperback - 9781783168569
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164530
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783164547
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783168552

About The Book

King Arthur is arguably the most recognizable literary hero of the European Middle Ages. His stories survive in many genres and many languages, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays will highlight different aspects of that tradition, allowing readers to see the well-known and the obscure as part of a larger, often coherent whole. These Latin-literate scholars were as interested as their vernacular counterparts in the origins and stories of Britain’s greatest heroes, and they made their own significant contributions to his myth.

Contents

Section One: The Seeds of History and Legend 1) The Chroniclers of Early Britain NICK HIGHAM, University of Manchster 2) Arthur in Early Saints’ Lives ANDREW BREEZE, Departamento de Linguistica Hispanica y Lenguas Modernas, Pamplona, Spain Section Two: Geoffrey of Monmouth 3) Geoffrey of Monmouth SIAN ECHARD 4) Geoffrey and the Prophetic Tradition JULIA CRICK, University of Exeter Section Three: Chronicles and Romances 5) Latin Historiography after Geoffrey of Monmouth AD PUTTER, University of Bristol 6) Glastonbury EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY, University of North Carolina 7) Romance ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, University of Bristol Section Four: After the Middle Ages 8) Arthur and the Antiquaries JAMES P. CARLEY, York University, Toronto 3) Geoffrey of Monmouth SIA N ECHARD 4) Geoffrey and the Prophetic Tradition JULIA CRICK, University of Exeter Section Three: Chronicles and Romances 5) Latin Historiography after Geoffrey of Monmouth AD PUTTER, University of Bristol 6) Glastonbury EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY, University of North Carolina 7) Romance ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, University of Bristol Section Four: After the Middle Ages 8) Arthur and the Antiquaries JAMES P. CARLEY, York University, Toronto

About the Editor(s)

Siân Echard

Sian Echard is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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