To me, methought, who waited with a crowd,
There came a bark that, blowing forward, bore
King Arthur, like a modern gentleman
Of stateliest port; and all the people cried,
"Arthur is come again: he cannot die."

"Morte d'Arthur" (1842)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Arthur of the English and Germans Reissued

Also distributed by University of Chicago Press:

The Arthur of the English: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval English Life and Literature
Edited by W. R. J. Barron

Distributed for University of Wales Press
442 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 1999, 2001
University of Wales Press - Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages

The English think of Arthur as their own—stamped on the landscape in scores of place names and echoed in the names of their princes. This book, which brings together the work of leading international scholars, is the first comprehensive treatment of Arthurian legend in English life and literature. Literary studies are interspersed with chapters on the political and social manifestations of the Arthurian legend, the influence of continental romance tradition, and the impact of the medieval legacy to later centuries of English literature. This edition also includes a chapter dealing with questions of production, circulation, and readership of the Arthurian tales.

The Contributors

1. The Celtic Tradition
      Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan
2. Dynastic Chronicles
      W. R. J. Barron, Françoise Le Saux, Lesley Johnson
Interchapter A: Arthur in English History
      James P. Carley
3. The Romance Tradition
      Catherine Batt and Rosalind Field
4. Dynastic Romance
      Karen Hodder, David Burnley, Lesley Johnson and Carole Weinberg
5. Chivalric Romance
      Maldwyn Mills, Elizabeth Williams, Flora Alexander, Rosamund Allen, W. R. J. Barron
Interchapter B: Arthur in English Society
      Juliet Vale
6. Folk Romance
      Gillian Rogers, Diane Speed, David Griffith and John Withrington
7. Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
      P.J.C. Field
8. The Arthurian Legacy 
      Chris Brooks and Inga Bryden 

Postscript: Authors and Audiences
      John J. Thompson
Reference Bibliography

The Arthur of the Germans: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval German and Dutch Literature
Edited by W. H. Jackson and S. A. Ranawake

Distributed for University of Wales Press
337 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2000
University of Wales Press - Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages

From the twelfth century on, the legends of King Arthur and his knights spread across Europe, resulting in a wide range of adaptations and often completely new stories. Central to this expansion were the Germans and the Dutch, both of whom contributed works of outstanding quality. This edited collection surveys German and Dutch Arthurian literature, all the while documenting how the legends were modified as they came into contact with northern and central European traditions. The Arthur of the Germans will appeal to students and scholars of medieval literature and anyone interested in Arthurian, Tristan, and Grail legends.

The Contributors
      W. H. Jackson and Silvia Ranawake

Part One: Reception and Appropriation: The German Verse Romances, Twelfth Century to 1300
1. The Western Background
      Ingrid Kasten
2. The Emergence of German Arthurian Romance: Hartmannn von Aue and Ulrich von Zatzikhoven
      Silvia Ranawake
3. The Emergence of the German Grail Romance: Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzival
      Timothy McFarland
4. Fragment and Expansion: Wolfram von Eschenbach, Titurel and Albrecht, Jüngerer Titurel
      Marion Gibbs
5. Three Post-Classical Authors: Heinrich von dem Türlin, Der Stricker, Der Pleier
      Rosemary E. Wallbank
6. Intertextuality in the Later Thirteenth Century: Wigamur, Gauriel, Lohengrin and the Fragments of Arthurian Romances
      Matthias Meyer

Part Two: Continuity and Change in the Later Middle Ages
7. Tristan Narratives from the High to the Late Middle Ages
      Mark Chinca
Appendix to Chapter 7: Arthur in the Tristan Tradition
      Volker Mertens
8. The Wigalois Narratives
      Volker Honemann
9. The Reception of Prose: The Prosa-Lancelot
      Elizabeth A. Andersen
10. Late Medieval Summations: Rappoltsteiner Parzifal and Ulrich Füetrer’s Buch der Abenteuer
      Bernd Bastert
11. Lorengel and the Spruch von den Tafelrundern
      W. H. Jackson

Part Three: The Medieval Dutch Arthurian Material
12. The Medieval Dutch Arthurian Material
      Bart Besamusca

Part Four: Other Literary, Pictorial and Social Manifestations of Arthurian Culture
13. Arthurian Romance and German Heroic Poetry
      John L. Flood
14. Arthurian Elements in Drama and Meisterlieder
      John E. Tailby
15. King Arthur and his Round Table in the Culture of Medieval Bohemia and in Medieval Czech Literature
      Alfred Thomas
16. The Medieval German Pictorial Experience
      James Rushing
17. The Arthurian Material and German Society in the Middle Ages
      W. H. Jackson

Part Five: The Legacy 
18. Early Printed Editions of Arthurian Romances 
      John L. Flood 
19. The Modern Reception of the Arthurian Legend 
      Ulrich Müller and Werner Wunderlich 

General Bibliography

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