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By Helen Fulton

This Companion deals a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the modern manifestations of Arthur present in movie and digital media. a part of the preferred sequence, Blackwell partners to Literature and tradition, this expansive quantity allows a primary realizing of Arthurian literature and explores why it really is nonetheless fundamental to modern tradition.

  • Offers a finished survey from the earliest to the latest works
  • Features a powerful diversity of recognized foreign individuals
  • Examines modern additions to the Arthurian canon, together with movie and machine video games
  • Underscores an knowing of Arthurian literature as basic to western literary culture

Content:
Chapter 1 the tip of Roman Britain and the arrival of the Saxons: An Archaeological Context for Arthur? (pages 13–29): Alan Lane
Chapter 2 Early Latin resources: Fragments of a Pseudo?Historical Arthur (pages 30–43): N. J. Higham
Chapter three historical past and fantasy: Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae (pages 44–57): Helen Fulton
Chapter four The Chronicle culture (pages 58–69): Lister M. Matheson
Chapter five The old Context: Wales and England 800–1200 (pages 71–83): Karen Jankulak and Jonathan M. Wooding
Chapter 6 Arthur and Merlin in Early Welsh Literature: fable and Magic Naturalism (pages 84–101): Helen Fulton
Chapter 7 The Arthurian Legend in Scotland and Cornwall (pages 102–116): Juliette Wood
Chapter eight Arthur and the Irish (pages 117–127): Joseph Falaky Nagy
Chapter nine Migrating Narratives: Peredur, Owain, and Geraint (pages 128–141): Ceridwen Lloyd?Morgan
Chapter 10 The “Matter of england” at the Continent and the Legend of Tristan and Iseult in France, Italy, and Spain (pages 143–159): Joan Tasker Grimbert
Chapter eleven Chretien de Troyes and the discovery of Arthurian Courtly Fiction (pages 160–174): Roberta L. Krueger
Chapter 12 The attract of Otherworlds: The Arthurian Romances in Germany (pages 175–188): Will Hasty
Chapter thirteen Scandinavian types of Arthurian Romance (pages 189–201): Geraldine Barnes
Chapter 14 The Grail and French Arthurian Romance (pages 202–217): Edward Donald Kennedy
Chapter 15 The English Brut culture (pages 219–234): Julia Marvin
Chapter sixteen Arthurian Romance in English well known culture: Sir Percyvell of Gales, Sir Cleges, and Sir Launfal (pages 235–251): advert Putter
Chapter 17 English Chivalry and Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight (pages 252–264): Carolyne Larrington
Chapter 18 Sir Gawain in center English Romance (pages 265–277): Roger Dalrymple
Chapter 19 The Medieval English Tristan (pages 278–293): Tony Davenport
Chapter 20 Malory's Morte Darthur and background (pages 295–311): Andrew Lynch
Chapter 21 Malory's Lancelot and Guenevere (pages 312–325): Elizabeth Archibald
Chapter 22 Malory and the hunt for the Holy Grail (pages 326–339): Raluca L. Radulescu
Chapter 23 The Arthurian Legend within the 16th to Eighteenth Centuries (pages 340–354): Alan Lupack
Chapter 24 Scholarship and pop culture within the 19th Century (pages 355–367): David Matthews
Chapter 25 Arthur in Victorian Poetry (pages 368–380): Inga Bryden
Chapter 26 King Arthur in paintings (pages 381–399): Jeanne Fox?Friedman
Chapter 27 A Postmodern topic in Camelot: Mark Twain's (Re)Vision of Malory's Morte Darthur in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's courtroom (pages 401–419): Robert Paul Lamb
Chapter 28 T. H. White's The as soon as and destiny King (pages 420–433): Andrew Hadfield
Chapter 29 Modernist Arthur: The Welsh Revival (pages 434–448): Geraint Evans
Chapter 30 ancient Fiction and the Post?Imperial Arthur (pages 449–462): Tom Shippey
Chapter 31 Feminism and the myth culture: The Mists of Avalon (pages 463–477): Jan Shaw
Chapter 32 Remediating Arthur (pages 479–495): Professor Laurie A. Finke and Professor Martin B. Shichtman
Chapter 33 Arthur's American around desk: The Hollywood culture (pages 496–510): Susan Aronstein
Chapter 34 The artwork of Arthurian Cinema (pages 511–524): Lesley Coote
Chapter 35 electronic Divagations in a Hyperreal Camelot: Antoine Fuqua's King Arthur (pages 525–542): Nickolas Haydock

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London: Seaby. Higham, N. J. (1994). The English conquest: Gildas and Britain in the fifth century. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Higham, N. J. (2002). King Arthur: Myth-making and history. London: Routledge. Hills, C. (1979). The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England in the pagan period: A review. AngloSaxon England, 8, 297–329. Hills, C. (2003). Origins of the English. London: Duckworth. Hines, J. (1990). Philology, archaeology and the Adventus Saxonum vel Anglorum. In A. Bammesberger & A.

Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, 6, 45–50. 2 Early Latin Sources: Fragments of a Pseudo-Historical Arthur N. J. Higham Arthur emerges for the first time in an insular context as a pseudo-historical character in a series of Latin works written in Wales and Brittany in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and early twelfth centuries (Jackson 1959; Jones 1964; Bromwich 1975/6). These works were of several different kinds, including a synthetic pseudo-history (the Historia Brittonum, “History of the Britons”), a chronicle (the Annales Cambriae, “Welsh Annals”), a set of genealogies written in southwest Wales in the tenth century, and several hagiographies.

20 Alan Lane The alternative view regarding late antiquity was put by Dark: “Rather than being the area of the former Roman West in which Late Roman culture was most entirely swept away in the fifth century, . . quite the opposite would seem to be true. It . . was the only part of the West in which the descendants of Roman citizens lived under their own rule, with their own Romano-Christian culture and in recognisably late-Roman political units, into the sixth century” (Dark 2000: 230). At its most extreme, claims Dark, the argument could be made that Roman Britain’s last province did not fall until the thirteenth century when Edward I finally conquered north Wales (Dark 1994: 256).

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