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    Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Sian Echard, Series edited by A. J. Minnis, Series edited by Patrick Boyde, Series edited by John Burrow, Series edited by Rita Copeland, Series edited by A.D. Deyermond, Series edited by Alan Deyermond, Series edited by Peter Dronke, Series edited by Nigel Palmer, Series edited by Winthrop Wetherbee

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    DescriptionArthurian literature is a popular field, but most of the published work focuses on the vernacular tradition. This book, uniquely, looks at Latin Arthurian works. Geoffrey of Monmouth is treated at length and this is the first book to put him in a context which includes other Latin histories, monastic chronicles, saints' lives and other Latin prose Arthurian narratives. Like Geoffrey's works, most can be associated with the Angevin court of Henry II and by placing these works against the court background, this book both introduces a new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and suggests a way to understand their place in that tradition. The unfamiliar works are summarized for the reader, and there are extensive quotations, with translations, throughout. The result is a thorough exploration of Latin Arthurian narrative in the foundational period for the Arthurian tradition.


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    Title
    Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sian Echard, Series edited by A. J. Minnis, Series edited by Patrick Boyde, Series edited by John Burrow, Series edited by Rita Copeland, Series edited by A.D. Deyermond, Series edited by Alan Deyermond, Series edited by Peter Dronke, Series edited by Nigel Palmer, Series edited by Winthrop Wetherbee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521021524
    ISBN 10: 0521021529
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC classification: PR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL, CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 820
    BISAC V2.8: LIT011000, LIT004190
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
    DC22: 870.9351
    LC classification: PA8045.G7 E25 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    20 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Professor Echard gives exemplary treatment to a fascinating subject ... Her argument is succinct and intelligent, her scholarship up to date, and her footnotes a mine of information.' Review of English Studies
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments; Note on translations; Introduction: Latin Arthurian narrative and the Angevin court; 1. 'The Anger of Saturn shall fall': Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britannie and the limits of history; 2. 'This is that Arthur': chronicle responses to Arthur; 3. 'Are you the only uncivilized knight produced by sweet Britain?': Arthurian episodes and knightly conduct; 4. 'Understanding the thing as it is': De Ortu Waluuanii and the challenge of interpretation; 5. 'Dies fantastica': the Historia Meriadoci and the adventure of the text; 6. 'When I have done you will be little the wiser': Arthur and Gorlagon, Vita Merlini, and parody; Conclusion; 'A wise man may enjoy leisure': the place of Latin Arthurian literature; List of works cited; Index.