RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52071195 LA English T1 Before Malory : reading Arthur in later medieval England A1 Moll, Richard J., PB University of Toronto Press PP Toronto; Buffalo YR 2003 SN 0802037224 9780802037220 AB "Although most modern scholars doubt the historicity of King Arthur, parts of the legend were accepted as fact throughout the Middle Ages. Medieval accounts of the historical Arthur, however, present a very different king from the romances that are widely studied today. Richard Moll examines a wide variety of historical texts to explore the relationship between the Arthurian chronicles and the romances. He demonstrates how competing and conflicting traditions interacted with one another, and how writers and readers of Arthurian texts negotiated a complex textual tradition."--Jacket.