Arthurian Handbook

ISBN-10: 0815320817

ISBN-13: 9780815320814

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Debra N. Mancoff

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Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs inStar Wars, the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the presentation of Camelot on the Broadway stage, the twitting of the legend inMonty Python and the Holy Grailand much more. This critical survey of Arthurian history and legend, archaeology, literature, and the arts from the fifth century to the present provides an introduction for the general reader and a useful summary for the specialist. It offers both historical facts and key discussions on Arthurian subjects, from post-Roman Britain to the most recent novels and films. There is a lengthy glossary of Arthurian characters, motifs, and places, a chronology of major historical and literary items, a guide to pronunciation, and a full bibliography. What's new in the Second Edition:All thematerial has been revised and updated to 1996 since the original 1988 edition; The chapter on modern literature has been thoroughly revised, with new material on writings from France, Germany, England, and America; The coverage of King Arthur in the arts has entirely rewritten by one of the premier authorities in Arthurian studies. Brand-new geneological charts of the ancestry of Arthur and his family and the Grail kings and knights.; A fully up-to-date chronology; Many new illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Garland Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Bear Grylls was brought up on the Isle of Wight, where he learned to climb with his father. He spent three years in the British Army & is a martial arts expert. He is currently attempting to be the first person to jet-ski around the entire landmass of Great Britain.

Debra N. Mancoff is the author of "David Roberts: Travels in Egypt & the Holy Land" (Pomegranate, 1999); "Burne-Jones" (Pomegranate, 1998); "The Return of King Arthur: The Legend Through Victorian Eyes" (Harry N. Abrams, 1995) & many other publications. She attended the University of Illinois & Northwestern University (where she received her Ph.D.). She currently is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chronology
Genealogy
Heraldry
Origins
Early Arthurian Literature
Modern Arthurian Literature
Arthur in the Arts
Conclusion
An Arthurian Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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