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Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition (Sian Echard) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521621267
Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition (Sian Echard) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521621267
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Title: Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition

Author: Echard, Sian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521621267

Volumes: 1; Pages: 270

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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.ContentsAcknowledgmentsNote on translationsIntroduction: Latin Arthurian narrative and the Angevin court1. 'The Anger of Saturn shall fall': Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britannie and the limits of history2. 'This is that Arthur': chronicle responses to Arthur3. 'Are you the only uncivilized knight produced by sweet Britain?': Arthurian episodes and knightly conduct4. 'Understanding the thing as it is': De Ortu Waluuanii and the challenge of interpretation5. 'Dies fantastica': the Historia Meriadoci and the adventure of the text6. 'When I have done you will be little the wiser': Arthur and Gorlagon, Vita Merlini, and parodyConclusion'A wise man may enjoy leisure': the place of Latin Arthurian literatureList of works citedIndex
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