By Siân Echard
This e-book takes a different examine the Latin Arthurian culture, putting authors corresponding to Geoffrey of Monmouth within the context of Latin histories, monastic chronicles, saints' lives, and different Latin prose Arthurian narratives. putting them opposed to a historical past of the Angevin courtroom of Henry II, the e-book introduces a brand new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and indicates how to comprehend their position in that culture. The strange works are summarized for the reader, and there are wide quotations, with translations, all through.
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Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition by Siân Echard