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Before Malory : reading Arthur in later medieval England

Author: Richard J Moll
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: Arthur, King.; Thomas Malory, Sir; Thomas Malory, Sir; Arthur, King; Thomas Malory, Sir; Arthur, roi.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Moll
ISBN: 0802037224 9780802037220
OCLC Number: 52071195
Description: ix, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: facts and fictions --
The years of romance --
The scalacronica of Sir Thomas Gray of Heton --
Defending Arthur --
History curiously dytit --
Adventures in history --
Making history: John Hardyng's metrical chronicle --
Fifteenth-century scribes --
Conclusion: reading about Arthur.
Responsibility: Richard J. Moll.
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The first monograph to look at the impact of these historical texts on Arthurian literature, Before Malory is also the first to show how canonical vernacular romances interacted with chronicle texts  Read more...

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