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Arthurian narrative in the Latin tradition [electronic resource] /
Siân Echard.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
description
xi, 256 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521621267 (hc)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
isbn
0521621267 (hc)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8357418
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-248) and index.
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Review Quotes
"Echard's book provides a valuable resource and starting point for further study." Comitatus
'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
'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
‘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
"Students of Arthurian literature will find Sian Echard's Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition a useful and sensible study." Speculum
"Thanks to Echard's efforts, at least the Latin tradition is now more readily accessible to us all. Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition is an important study, one which deserves reprinting in paperback so that it can reach an even broader audience." Arthuriana
"Insofar as Echard's goal is to bring some very interesting material to the attention of a wider audience, the book certainly succeeds... she has brought a number of very interesting texts to our attention. Cambridge University Press has acquitted itself very well in making an attractiv small book nicely free of typographical errors and with footnotes placed at the foot of the page where they belong." Robert M. Stein, Journal of Medieval Latin
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Summaries
Main Description
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.
Description for Bookstore
This study introduces a new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and suggests a way to understand their place in that tradition. Unfamiliar works are summarized for the reader, and there are extensive quotations, with translations, throughout.
Description for Library
This book takes a unique look at the Latin Arthurian tradition, placing authors like 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. Unfamiliar works are summarized for the reader, and there are extensive quotations, with translations, throughout.
Main Description
Arthurian 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text looks at Latin Arthurian works, with Geoffrey of Monmouth examined at length. It introduces a new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and suggests a way to understand their place in that tradition.
Description for Bookstore
This book takes a unique look at the Latin Arthurian tradition, placing authors like 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Note on translations
Introduction: Latin Arthurian narrative and the Angevin court
'The Anger of Saturn shall fall': Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britannie and the limits of history
'This is that Arthur': chronicle responses to Arthur
'Are you the only uncivilized knight produced by sweet Britain?': Arthurian episodes and knightly conduct
'Understanding the thing as it is': De Ortu Waluuanii and the challenge of interpretation
'Dies fantastica': the Historia Meriadoci and the adventure of the text
'When I have done you will be little the wiser'
Conclusion
'A wise man may enjoy leisure': the place of Latin Arthurian literature
List of works cited
Index
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