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Published: 26 April 2007

512 Pages


ISBN: 9780199215096

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The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend

Alan Lupack
Alan Lupack

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Offers a comprehensive history of the development of the Arthurian legends from their earliest manifestations to adaptations in contemporary literature, art, music, film, and popular culture
  • Arranged by topic so that readers can trace the path of a single character, such as Perceval, or a single story, such as Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Seven chapters explore the development of major themes including the chronicle and romance traditions, the influence of Malory, the Grail legend, the story of Tristan and Isolt
  • A full index of characters, places, and symbols enables the reader to pursue particular themes and motifs through the stories
  • Extensively indexed for ease of reference
  • A general bibliography of resources about the legends, plus details of all works discussed

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