1st Edition

Lancelot-Grail: Volume 4 (Routledge Revivals)
The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation

Edited By

Norris J. Lacy

ISBN 9780415877251
Published April 20, 2010 by Routledge
294 Pages

USD $170.00

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Book Description

The French Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate Cycle) and the slightly later Post-Vulgate are long prose romances that present the full Arthurian story, including Camelot and the Round Table, the love story of Lancelot and Guenevere, the life of Merlin, and the Quest for the Grail. These five volumes offer full translations of both cycles.

The influence of these Cycles is almost incalculable; they have been translated or adapted into a number of languages and have been the source or basis for many writers, including Sir Thomas Malory, though they also act as great works in their own right.

For ease of use, each volume is divided into numbered and titled sections or chapters, summaries of all romances, keyed to chapter divisions, are included in the final volume (V) and notes give information about textual and cultural matters and offer a key to internal cross references.

Table of Contents

Volume I  Introduction  The History of The Holy Grail  The Story of Merlin  Volume II  Lancelot, Part I  Lancelot, Part II  Lancelot, Part III  Volume III  Lancelot, Part IV  Lancelot, Part V  Lancelot, Part VI  Volume IV  The Quest for the Holy Grail  The Death of Arthur  The Post-Vulgate, Part I  Volume V  The Post-Vulgate, Part II  Chapter summaries  Index of names

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