Companion to Malory

ISBN-10: 0859915204
ISBN-13: 9780859915205
Edition: 1997 (Reprint)
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This collection of original essays by an international group of distinguished medievalists provides a comprehensive introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory, which will be indispensable for both students and scholars. It is divided into three main sections, on Malory in context, the art of the Morte Darthur, and its reception in later years. As well as essays on the eight tales which make up the Morte Darthur, there are studies of the relationship between the Winchestermanuscript and Caxton's and later editions; the political and social context in which Malory wrote; his style and sources; and his treatment of two key concepts in Arthurian literature, chivalry and the representation of women. The volume also includes a brief biography of Malory with a list of the historical records relating to him and his family. It ends with a discussion of the reception of the Morte Darthur from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, and a select bibliography.ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD and A.S.G. EDWARDSteach in the Department of English, University of Victoria.

Julia Boffey is professor of medieval studies in the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London.

Acknowledgements
The Contributors
A Note on Malory's Text
Introduction
'The Hoole Book': Editing and the Creation of Meaning in Malory's Text
Chivalry and the Morte Darthur
The Place of Women in the Morte Darthur
Contextualizing Le Morte Darthur: Empire and Civil War
Malory and His Sources
Language and Style in Malory
The Malory Life-Records
Beginnings: The Tale of King Arthur and King Arthur and the Emperor Lucius
The Tale of Sir Gareth and The Tale of Sir Lancelot
The Book of Sir Tristram de Lyones
Malory and the Grail Legend
The Ending of the Morte Darthur
The Reception of Malory's Morte Darthur
A Selective Bibliography of Malory Studies
Index

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