Tristan and Isolde A Casebook
Perceval/Parzival A Casebook
Arthurian Women A Casebook
Lancelot and Guinevere A Casebook
The Grail A Casebook
Gawain A Casebook
Merlin A Casebook
King Arthur A Casebook
By Joan Tasker Grimbert
January 02, 2002
A substantial introduction traces the Tristan and Isolde legend from the twelfth century to the present, emphasizing literary versions, but also surveying the legend's sources and its appearance in the visual arts, music and film. The nineteen essays are a mix of new, new English, revised, and '...
By Arthur Groos, Norris J. Lacy
May 13, 2016
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....
By Thelma S. Fenster, Norris J. Lacy
August 29, 2000
Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women ...
By Lori J. Walters
January 02, 2002
Beginning with an introduction that examines the portrayal of the characters of Lancelot and Guinevere from their origins to the present day, this collection of 16 essays-five of which appear here for the first time-puts particular emphasis on the appearance of the two characters in medieval and ...
By Dhira B. Mahoney
February 27, 2015
Whether it is a cup of plenty or the container of Christ's blood, the Holy Grail has always been a symbol of aspiration and longing. This volume surveys representations of the Holy Grail in literature, art, and film from the Middle Ages to the present day. A substantial introduction tracing the ...
By Keith Busby, Raymond H. Thompson
June 09, 2014
Gawain: A Casebook is a collection of 12-15 classic and original essays on the hero of Arthurian legend that investigates the figure of Gawain as he appears in major medieval traditions, as well as modern literature and film. As with other volumes in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series, ...
By Peter H. Goodrich
April 28, 2014
This book deals with all aspects of the Merlin legend, from its origins to its expression in medieval and modern literature, film, and popular culture. Following an extended introduction and a full bibliography, the volume offers nearly twenty essays--some newly commissioned for this volume, others...
By C. Scott Littleton, Linda Malcor
April 28, 2000
This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps....
By Edward Donald Kennedy
December 07, 2001
Examining the origins of the Arthurian legend and major trends in the portrayal of Arthur from the Middle Ages to the present, this collection focuses on discussion of literature written in English, French, Latin, and German. Its 16 essays, four published here for the first time, deal with such ...