An Arthurian Reader Selections from Arthurian Legend, Scholarship and Story by John Matthews

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  • Folklore,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Medieval,
  • History - General History,
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology,
  • England,
  • General

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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL8263979M
ISBN 100850309093
ISBN 109780850309096

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Product details Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities (Book ) Paperback: pages Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (October 1, ) Language: English ISBN ISBN ASIN: Product Dimensions: 6 Cited by: AN AUTHURIAN READER.

Written by: Edited by John Matthews. A much more eclectic collection than Richard White's, it is nevertheless interesting; a compendium of Arthurian tales that illustrate how the story changed over the centuries. There are also some interesting essays - notably one on Arthurian places, but there is also a real strain of.

Originally published: London: Aquarian, Access-restricted-item true Addeddate BookplateleafPages: An Arthurian Reader: Selections from Arthurian Legend, Scholarship and Story () (Book). This critical survey of Arthurian history and legend, archaeology, literature, and the arts from the fifth century to the present provides an introduction for the general reader.

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This book collects together the academic and popular articles which have appeared on my ‘Arthurian Resources’ website – – since * It has been created in response to requests from readers for a print version of the site, in order to ease both the reading and referencing of theFile Size: 4MB.

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This list of King Arthur books includes retellings of the Arthurian legends as told by Sir Thomas Malory in his Le Morte D’Arthur, as well as original titles which draw upon some of its elements.I included books for all ages, roughly listed in order for youngest readers.

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends By Ronan Coghlan. $ This is one of the best exhaustive, illustrated works on King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table for the casual enthusiast. It’s a great book to get started with. To many collectors and bibliophiles, this book is a masterpiece – not bad for a year-old insurance clerk’s first attempt at book illustration.

The Ashendene Press published a much-sought after limited edition of Le Morte d’Arthur inand Arthur Rackham famously illustrated a version in Arthurian Readers has members.

This group is for open discussion of all Arthurian literature, from the classics to modern-day adaptations. Rules. The Last Enchantment is the third book in the Arthurian saga series. The book begins as Arthur has been just made king and has already started to put in work to ensure that Camelot becomes the center of authority and government.

As the newly appointed King of Britain, Arthur must tackle all the obstacles which have now become a part of his life. E-BOOK EXCERPT This is the first full-length study of the role of women in Arthurian literature.

It covers writing from the medieval period, the Renaissance, the Victorian age and in contemporary fiction. The Handbook treats Arthurian origins, chronicles, and medieval romances, as well as modern Arthuriana in literature, visual arts, and film.

An appended glossary, some eighty pages in length, identifies and discusses numerous characters, authors, places, themes, and motifs. Sir Thomas Malory: his 15th century work is definitive medieval British Arthurian myth, and drawing from most of the previous works.

I don't know the modern landscape of Arthurian mythology well, but I would recommend Tennyson's Idylls of the King for a Victorian version of the Arthurian myth, and T.

White's Once and Future King is a must-read. Arthurian legend, the body of stories and medieval romances centering on the legendary king Arthur. Medieval writers, especially the French, variously treated stories of Arthur’s birth, the adventures of his knights, and the adulterous love between.

Arthurian Name Dictionary. Christopher Bruce. Preface. The Arthurian Name Dictionary is intended as a general reference for Arthurian scholars, fans, and hobbyists. It lists proper names from nearly every “Arthurian” text written between the sixth century and the nineteenth, and for more than half of these (the most significant texts) is comprehensive, including all characters and places.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights Note "Merely a word-for-word reprint of my early effort to popularise the Arthur legends. It is little else than an abridgment of Sir Thomas Malory's version with a few additions from Geoffrey of Monmouth and other sources.

Guidebooks to Arthurian Britain. Guidebooks to Arthurian Britain. by: Alan Lupack (Author) This is a good book for the reader who likes to have a sense of the period in which the historical Artorius may have lived and the period in which the legends about him were created.

Get this from a library. An Arthurian reader: selections from Arthurian legend, scholarship, and story. [John Matthews;] -- Presents a cross-section of speculation, both scholarly and esoteric, some supported by cross references, while others contain astonishing tales of the Arthurian world.

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The Arthurian legend reached all levels of society in medieval and Renaissance Italy, from princely courts, with their luxury books and frescoed palaces, to the merchant classes and popular audiences in the piazza, who enjoyed shorter retellings in verse and prose.

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Or Wace’s “Roman de Brut” (in Gallo, aka “O. In other words Owen's translation of Chrétien of Troyes's "Arthurian Romances" shuns poetic and literary licence.

Decide what you want. This is a scholar's book, a dry literal translation from twelfth century French of original tales that were too long to start with. General readers may find it by: 1. There are number of standard recommendations which are great.

Susan Coopers - Dark is Rising - series Mary Stewart- Crystal Cave Mists of Avalon. for something completely different and original check out Daughter of Camelot by Glynis Cooney. Genre Ancient Era, Romance/Love Stories, Fantasy, Series, Historical Fiction, Arthurian Fiction, Books to Screen, TV Movies The Once and Future King By T.

White T.H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has.

I too, am a huge Arthurian Legend fanatic, and have been ever since I first saw the movie Camelot with Richard Harris, and I was old enough to read a book about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

One of my favorite books dealing with the legend of Avalon and the Lady of the Lake, is The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Dozens of magical groups and countless individuals have turned to the Arthurian tales for inspiration, instruction, and initiation.

This book is a guide for beginners and experienced practitioners to cultivate the spiritual power of these influential myths. Explore the sacred Brand: Llewellyn. The Matter of Britain "Ne sont que iii matières à nul homme atandant, De France et de Bretaigne, et de Rome la grant." "There are but 3 literary cycles that no one should be without: The matter of France, of Britain, and of great Rome.".

Arthurian Legends The creation of the King Arthur was created to enlighten readers on the morals of life. Many of incidents that occur in the Arthurian legends constantly entail life lessons that are meant to impact readers.

The Arthurian tales is a series that tells the story of good verse evil. Unsurprisingly the chronicles refers to Arthurian legend on several occasions.

John stated that when Joseph came to Britain he brought with him two vessels. On of these vessels contained the blood of Jesus, and the other his sweat - it is interesting to note that not once is the Grail : Mary Anne Yarde. another thing, arthur is the third book in the trilogy, so that is the one that deals with arthur (the other two books are taliesin and merlin.

a lot of arthurian myth is based off ancient celtic myths, and has the same themes and tropes crop up, like water, magic swords, and the like, so you may want to read up on celtic myth too.

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