The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend (Cambridge Companions to Literature)


For greater than one thousand years, the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the around desk were retold throughout Europe. they've got encouraged one of the most vital works of eu literature, fairly within the medieval interval: the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight and Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. within the 19th century, curiosity within the Arthurian legend revived with Tennyson, Wagner and Twain. This spouse outlines the evolution of the legend from the earliest documentary resources to Spamalot, and analyses how many of the significant motifs of the legend were handed down in either medieval and smooth texts. With a map of Arthur's Britain, a chronology of key texts and a advisor to extra studying, this quantity itself will give a contribution to the ongoing fascination with the King and his many legends.

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