By Helen Fulton
This Companion bargains 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 critical to modern tradition.
- Offers a accomplished survey from the earliest to the latest works
- Features a powerful variety of famous overseas individuals
- Examines modern additions to the Arthurian canon, together with movie and machine video games
- Underscores an realizing of Arthurian literature as primary to western literary culture
Chapter 1 the top of Roman Britain and the arriving 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 delusion: 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 ancient 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 models 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 golf green Knight (pages 252–264): Carolyne Larrington
Chapter 18 Sir Gawain in heart 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 heritage (pages 295–311): Andrew Lynch
Chapter 21 Malory's Lancelot and Guenevere (pages 312–325): Elizabeth Archibald
Chapter 22 Malory and the search 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 artwork (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 old 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 paintings 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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The seventh battle was in the wood of Caledonia, that is called Cat Coit Celidon. The eighth battle [was] in the castle of Guinnion, in which Arthur carried the image of Saint Mary the perpetual virgin on his shoulders, and on that day the pagans were put to flight and a great slaughter was upon them through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of Saint Mary his holy virgin mother. The ninth battle was fought in the city of the Legions. The tenth battle was waged on the bank of the river called Tribruit.
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Again, the original is lost and the earliest version available is a copy in British Library, Harley MS 3859 of c. 1100. These annals were structured so as to encompass a paschal cycle of 532 years plus one, from c. 444 to 977, but there are no entries against the final 23 years, which may imply that it was written as a single exercise approximately contemporary with the final entry. The basic structure of this chronicle divides into three sections (Hughes 1973): early material deriving from a lost Irish chronicle of the Clonmacnoise group (Grabowski & Dumville 1984); early-seventh- to late-eighth-century material largely derived from northern Britain; and later material from a set of annals kept locally from the 790s onwards.
A Companion to Arthurian Literature by Helen Fulton