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The Arthur of the French

The Arthurian Legend in Medieval French and Occitan Literature

Distributed for University of Wales Press

The Arthur of the French

The Arthurian Legend in Medieval French and Occitan Literature

This major reference work is the fourth volume in the series Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages. Principally focused on the production, dissemination, and evolution of Arthurian material from the twelfth to fifth centuries, this volume covers writing in both verse and prose, and addresses such classics as the Tristan legend, the Vulgate Cycle, and the Grail Continuations.


637 pages | 9 1/2 x 6 4/5 | © 2006

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“The book has an exceptional line-up of contributors, and provides comprehensive coverage of French Arthurian literature. The editors and contributors write as acknowledged experts, so that the book will be authoritative.” –Dr. Ad Putter, Department of English, University of Bristol

Dr. Ad Putter

Table of Contents

Preface
           Ad Putter
 
The Contributors
Abbreviations
 
Introduction
        Karen Pratt
 
I       The Manuscripts
         Roger Middleton
 
II      The Arthur of the Chronicles
         Francoise Le Saux and Peter Damian-Grint
 
III     The Tristan Legend in Old French Verse
         Tony Hunt and Geoffrey Bromiley
 
IV     Chretien de Troyes
         Douglas Kelly
 
V      Arthur in the Narrative Lay
         Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner and Gyln S. Burgess
 
VI     Perceval and the Grail: The Continuations, Robert de Boron and
         Perlesvaus
         Rupert T. Pickens, Keith Busby and Andrea M. L. Williams
 
VII    Lancelot with and without the Grail: Lancelot do Lac and the Vulgate
         Cycle
         Elspeth Kennedy (ed.), Michelle Szkilnik, Rupert T. Pickens, Karen
           Pratt and Andrea M. L. Williams
 
VIII   The Prose Tristan
           Emmanuele Baumgartner (translated by Sarah Singer)
 
IX      Rewriting Prose Romance: The Post-Vulgate Roman du Graal and 
          Related Texts
          Fanni Bogdanow and Richard Trachsler
 
X       Arthurian Verse Romance in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
          Douglas Kelly (ed.) and Contributors
 
XI      Manuscript Compilations of Verse Romances
          Lori J. Walters
 
XII     Late Medieval Arthurian Literature
          Jane H.M. Taylor (ed.), Peter F. Ainsworth, Norris J. Lacy, Edward  
          Donald Kennedy and William W. Kibler
 
XIII   The Arthurian Tradition in Occitan Literature
          Simon Graunt and Ruth Harvey
 
XIV   Arthur in Modern French Fiction and Film
          Joan Tasker Grimbert and Norris J. Lacy
 
General Bibliography
          Glyn S. Burgess
General Index
Index of Manuscripts

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