Merlin And Legendary Romance

Author: Carol Harding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317656806
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Merlin And Legendary Romance from the Author: Carol Harding. An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place of fantasy, moving on to consider the attitudes towards magic and magic-users in medieval times. Main works considered are Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae and Vita Merlini; the Vulgate cycle, Suite du Merlin; and finally Malory’s work. The author asserts that each portrays a different approach to Merlin but all are tied to history and to the Christian religion.

The Romance Of Merlin

Author: Peter Goodrich
Publisher: Encyclopedia-Ga
Size: 36.58 MB
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The Romance Of Merlin from the Author: Peter Goodrich.

Celtic Myth And Arthurian Romance

Author: Roger Sherman Loomis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613732104
Size: 69.41 MB
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Celtic Myth And Arthurian Romance from the Author: Roger Sherman Loomis. King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial. The author sees the vegetarian goddess as the prototype of many damsels in Arthurian romance, and Arthur's knights as the gods of sun and storm. If Loomis's arguments are accepted, where does this leave the historic Arthur?

The Romance Of Arthur

Author: James J. Wilhelm
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815315117
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The Romance Of Arthur from the Author: James J. Wilhelm. This book covers nearly a thousand years of translated texts in a broad range of genres, from the early chronicles and Welsh verse through Sir Thomas Malory.