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

The Arthur of the North

The Arthur of the North: The Arthurian Legend in the Norse and Rus' Realms
Edited by Marianne E. Kalinke

University of Chicago Press; Distributed for University of Wales Press
223 pages | 6 1/4 x 10 | © 2011
University of Wales Press - Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages

The Arthur legends and literature are generally associated with England and France, where they grew up and reached their full flowering. But as early as the thirteenth century, they had also reached Scandinavia and begun influencing poetry and ballads there. The Arthur of the North explores the circumstances of the transmission of Arthurian literature to the Nordic region, with a particular focus on Belarus.

      Ad Putter
      Marianne E. Kalinke

1. The Introduction of the Arthurian Legend in Scandinavia
      Marianne E. Kalinke
2. Sources, Translations, Redactions, Manuscript Transmission
      Marianne E. Kalinke
3. Breta sögur and Merlínússpá
      Stefanie Gropper
4. The Tristan Legend
      Geraldine Barnes
5. The Translated Lais
      Carolyne Larrington
6. The Old Norse-Icelandic Transmission of Chrétien de Troyes’s Romances: Ívens saga, Erex saga, Parcevals saga with Valvens þáttr
      Claudia Bornholdt
7. The Old Swedish Hærra Ivan Leons riddare
      William Layher
8. Arthurian Echoes in Indigenous Icelandic Sagas
      Marianne E. Kalinke
9. Arthurian Ballads, rímur, Chapbooks and Folktales
      M. J. Driscoll
10. Arthurian Literature in East Slavic
      Susana Torres Prieto

General Bibliography
      Marianne E. Kalinke
Index of Manuscripts
General Index

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