Lancelot-Grail: 9. The Post-Vulgate Cycle. The Quest for the Holy Grail and The Death of Arthur: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in ... Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation)
Lancelot-Grail: 9. The Post-Vulgate Cycle. The Quest for
The revised version of The Quest of the Holy Grail gives a greater role to Perceval, and introduces a number of knights not found in the Vulgate; but the largest change is that much of the story of Tristan (and of his rival Palamedes) is incorporated into the story. The achievement of the Grail quest centres on Galahad's healing of Pellehan, which has to be accomplished before the knights can reach the Grail itself. The Death of Arthur is little more than a relatively brief postscript, bringing the story of the adventures of the kingdom of Logres to an end; Lancelot and Guenevere are revealed as lovers, and Arthur fights both Lancelot and then the Romans. Despite this victory, he is betrayed and killed by Mordred, as has been foreshadowed from the outset of the new material. The romance ends with king Mark of Cornwall's death when he attempts to kill Lancelot and Bors at the hermitage to which they have retreated. For a full description of the Post-Vulgate Cycle see the blurb for the complete set.
- ASIN: 1843842335
Lancelot-Grail: 5 Volumes (Routledge Revivals): The Old French Vulgate & Post-Vulgate Cycles in Translation (Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail)
Lancelot-Grail: 5 Volumes (Routledge Revivals): The Old French
The Arthurian episodic romance, which includes the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere and the Quest for the Grail are enduringly popular tales, but ones with a very complex history. These five volumes collect together and offer translations of the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate Cycle) and the later Post-Vulgate Cycle. The influence of these Cycles is almost incalculable; they have been translated or adapted into a number of languages and have been the source or basis for many writers, including Sir Thomas Malory, though they also act as great works in their own right. For ease of use, each volume is divided into numbered and titled sections or chapters, summaries of all romances, keyed to chapter divisions, are included in the final volume (V) and notes give information about textual and cultural matters and offer a key to internal cross references. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact [email protected] (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)
- ASIN: 041587727X
Lancelot-Grail 10: Chapter Summaries for the Vulgate and Post-Vulgate Cycles and Index of Proper Names (Lancelot-grail: the Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-vulgate in Translation)
Lancelot-Grail 10: Chapter Summaries for the Vulgate and
The most comprehensive account of the story of Arthur, the Round Table and the Grail is to be found in the work known as Lancelot-Grail or the Vulgate Cycle. It tells the story of the Arthurian world from the events of the Crucifixion, where the Grail originated, to the death of Lancelot after the destruction of the Round Table. It draws in many different strands, from the pseudo-historical stories about Arthur to the romances of chivalric adventure and the spiritual quest for the Grail. It consists of five works: the longest is Lancelot, a kind of chivalric history of the Round Table, which leads into the quest for the Grail and Arthur's death. The first two books were added later, and provide an account of events up to Arthur's birth. Not long after the cycle was completed, another writer retained the first two books of the Vulgate cycle but recast the last three books with a rather different emphasis; this version is known as the Post-Vulgate Cycle, and is one of the main sources used by Sir Thomas Malory. This volume contains a complete chapter by chapter summary of the contents of the Vulgate Cycle and the Post-Vulgate Cycle, providing an invaluable outline of them both. The narrative structure of these romances is frequently difficult to follow, as the action cuts from one ...
- ASIN: 1843842521
Lancelot-Grail: 8. The Post Vulgate Cycle. The Merlin Continuation: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation (Lancelot-Grail: ... Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation)
Lancelot-Grail: 8. The Post Vulgate Cycle. The Merlin
The Post-Vulgate Cycle reworks the Vulgate Cycle from the end of The Story of Merlin. The sequel opens with Arthur's unwitting incest with his sister, and his establishment, with Merlin's help, of his title to the kingdom. The story of the events leading up to the Dolorous Blow is then recounted, as well as its consequences. A sequence of adventures follows, largely involving Gawain and his brothers; Lancelot appears only at the end of the continuation, as does Perceval, whose story concludes the romance. For a full description of the Post-Vulgate Cycle see the blurb for the complete set.
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- ASIN: 1843842386
The Lancelot-Grail Reader: Selections from the Medieval French Arthurian Cycle (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities)
The Lancelot-Grail Reader: Selections from the Medieval French
The Lancelot-Grail Reader showcases in a single volume significant episodes from Garland's complete five-volume translation of the Vulgate and Post-Vulgate Cycles of Arthurian romance. Dating from the early 13th century, the Vulgate Cycle relates the entire course of Arthurian legend, from the early history of the Grail to Arthur's death. The five component romances, written by an anonymous author or group of authors, are the Estoire del Saint Graal, the Estoire de Merlin, the huge Lancelot propre, the Queste del Saint Graal, and the tragic conclusion, the Mort Artu. The Post-Vulgate Cycle, also written anonymously, is a modified version of the Vulgate material reconstructed by scholars from surviving fragments translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Instead of focusing on the illicit love of Lancelot and Guenevere, the Post-Vulgate author sets Arthur and the Grail at center stage. Like the original five-volume set, The Lancelot-Grail Reader is the work of a team of translators including General Editor Norris J. Lacy, Martha Asher, E. Jane Burns, Carleton E. Carroll, Carol J. Chase, William W. Kibler, Roberta L. Krueger, Rupert T. Pickens, and Samuel N. Rosenberg. This volume, edited for students, Arthurian scholars, and enthusiasts, also includes a concise introduction and sugge...
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- ASIN: 0815334192
The Lancelot-Grail Cycle: Text and Transformations
The Lancelot-Grail Cycle: Text and
Composed in Old French between about 1220 and 1240, the Lancelot-Grail Cycle is a group of five prose romances centered on the love affair between Lancelot and Guenevere. It consists of an immense central core, the Lancelot Proper, introduced by The History of the Holy Grail and The Story of Merlin and concluded by The Quest for the Holy Grail and The Death of Arthur.This volume brings together thirteen essays by noted scholars from the first symposium ever devoted exclusively to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle. Exploring the cycle's evolution across the literatures of medieval France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, and England, the authors take a variety of approaches that highlight a broad range of cultural, social, historical, and political concerns and offer a comparative and interdisciplinary vision of this great romance.
- ASIN: 0292743173
A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (Arthurian Studies)
A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (Arthurian
The early thirteenth-century French prose Lancelot-Grail Cycle (or Vulgate Cycle) brings together the stories of Arthur with those of the Grail, a conjunction of materials that continues to fascinate the Western imagination today. Representing what is probably the earliest large-scale use of prose for fiction in the West, it also exemplifies the taste for big cyclic compositions that shaped much of European narrative fiction for three centuries. A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle is the first comprehensive volume devoted exclusively to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle and its medieval legacy. The twenty essays in this volume, all by internationally known scholars, locate the work in its social, historical, literary, and manuscript contexts. In addition to addressing critical issues in the five texts that make up the Cycle, the contributors convey to modern readers the appeal that the text must have had for its medieval audiences, and the richness of composition that made it compelling. This volume will become standard reading for scholars, students, and more general readers interested in the Lancelot-Grail Cycle, medieval romance, Malory studies, and the Arthurian legends. Contributors: RICHARD BARBER, EMMANUELE BAUMGARTNER, FANNI BOGDANOW, FRANK BRANDSMA, MATILDA T. BRUCKNER, CAROL...
- ASIN: 1843842459
Arthuriana Volume 12 Number 3 Fall 2002 (Arthuriana: Esssays on the Lancelot-Grail Cycle, Volume 12 Number 3)
A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (Arthurian Studies) (2010-03-18)
Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Volgate & Post-Vulgate Cycles in Translation (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities)
The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions
The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian
The curious paradox of romance is that, throughout its history, this genre has been dismissed as trivial and unintellectual, yet people have never ceased to flock to it with enthusiasm and even fervor. In contemporary contexts, we devour popular romance and fantasy novels like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones, reference them in conversations, and create online communities to expound, passionately and intelligently, upon their characters and worlds. But romance is “unrealistic,” critics say, doing readers a disservice by not accurately representing human experiences. It is considered by some to be a distraction from real literature, a distraction from real life, and little more. Yet is it possible that romance is expressing a truth—and a truth unrecognized by realist genres? The Arthurian literature of the Middle Ages, Karen Sullivan argues, consistently ventriloquizes in its pages the criticisms that were being made of romance at the time, and implicitly defends itself against those criticisms. The Danger of Romance shows that the conviction that ordinary reality is the only reality is itself an assumption, and one that can blind those who hold it to the extraordinary phenomena that exist around them. It demonstrates that that which is rare, ephemer...
- ASIN: 022654026X
The Book of Lancelot: The Middle Dutch `Lancelot' Compilation and the Medieval Tradition of Narrative Cycles (Arthurian Studies)
The Book of Lancelot: The Middle Dutch `Lancelot'
The Book of Lancelot is a study of the highly intriguing Middle Dutch Lancelot Compilation, a collection of ten Arthurian verse romances, compiled around 1320. Although the compilation is one of the most important Middle Dutch works, and has important implications for Arthurian studies, it is not well-known outside the Low Countries. This monograph, the first full-length English study of the compilation, aims to bring it to a wider audience, analysing the Middle Dutch work and comparing it to French narrative cycles, Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur, and Ulrich Füetrer's Buch der Abenteuer. The book consists of five chapters. The introductory chapter deals with the study of cyclicity, the literary context of the Lancelot Compilation, and the manuscript tradition. In the following three chapters the ten romances are studied one by one. Each analysis consists of two parts: a description of the compiler's source and a survey of his interventions. In the fifth and last chapter the Lancelot Compilation is characterized as a narrative cycle and compared with French, English and German cycles. The monograph concludes with an attempt to describe the essence of the compilation.BART BESAMUSCA is Associate Professor in the Department of Dutch at Utrecht University.
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- ASIN: 085991769X
The King's Tale (The Avalon Cycle Book 1)
The King's Tale (The Avalon Cycle Book
Once upon a time... a little boy meets a little girl in the woods, what unfolds from that meeting is a new retelling of the Arthurian legend. Told by that boy, who becomes King Arthur, and the girl Lyn, this tale unfolds through their eyes. In it we meet wizards and witches, knights and ladies not so fair. At its heart this is the tale of what it means to be a king in a world on the cusp of change; where magic and druidism are falling before the tide of Christianity. It is about Arthur's struggle to be the king his land needs while trying to be true to himself and to his faith. On the way he is bewitched, befuddled and bemused by magic great and small and by the legendary quest for the Holy Grail. In the end the king faces a new world, one that challenges the very fabric of his being...
- ASIN: B00IJE5X9C
Prophecy and the Quest for the Holy Grail: Critiquing Knowledge in the Vulgate Cycle (Studies in the Humanities)
Prophecy and the Quest for the Holy Grail:
The Holy Grail is one of the most enduring of medieval symbols, exercising a profound fascination on the imagination even to this day. This study reconsiders the Vulgate Cycle, and the functional interrelation of prophecy and epistemological critique in thirteenth-century Grail literature: no mere prediction, prophecy marks a critical strategy by which the nature and limits of knowledge are put into systematic question. By examining the critical function of such language, the study demonstrates the political significance of the Vulgate Cycle for the thirteenth-century Church: in tracing the various means by which authority is disclosed in this literature, it elaborates the genealogical structure of prophetic knowledge, and the overly subversive logic by which such insight is made specific to the clergy. By reformulating the nature of prophecy in the cycle, and suggesting the political stakes of such language, it lays the groundwork for future analysis of medieval Grail literature and its cultural legacies.
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- ASIN: 0820438529