Arthurian Narrative In The Latin Tradition: Arthurian Narrative In The Lat by Siân EchardArthurian Narrative In The Latin Tradition: Arthurian Narrative In The Lat by Siân Echard

Arthurian Narrative In The Latin Tradition: Arthurian Narrative In The Lat

bySiân EchardEditorAlastair Minnis, Patrick Boyde

Paperback | October 20, 2005

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This book takes a unique look at the Latin Arthurian tradition, placing authors such as Geoffrey of Monmouth in the context of Latin histories, monastic chronicles, saints' lives, and other Latin prose Arthurian narratives. Placing them against a background of the Angevin court of Henry II, the book 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.
Title:Arthurian Narrative In The Latin Tradition: Arthurian Narrative In The LatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:October 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521021529

ISBN - 13:9780521021524

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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.

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"Students of Arthurian literature will find Sian Echard's Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition a useful and sensible study." Speculum