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The Virgin and the Grail : origins of a legend

Author: Joseph Goering
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Some fifty years before Chretien de Troyes wrote what is probably the first and certainly the most influential story of the Holy Grail, images of the Virgin Mary with a simple but radiant bowl (called a "grail" in the local dialect) appeared in churches in the Spanish Pyrenees. In this book, Joseph Goering explores the links between these sacred images and the origins of one of the West's most enduring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Legends
Légendes
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Marie, Sainte Vierge; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.; Maria; Wolfram <von Eschenbach>; Maria.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Goering
ISBN: 0300106610 9780300106619
OCLC Number: 56560675
Description: xii, 188 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 22 cm
Contents: From Romance to History --
Chretien de Troyes: Perceval or the Conte du Graal --
Wolfram von Eschenbach: Parzival --
Robert de Boron: Joseph d'Arimathie (La grant estoire dou graal) --
Helinand of Froidmont --
Before Romance: The Virgin and the Grail in the Pyrenees --
The Bishop of Roda/Barbastre and the Churches of Taull --
The Master of St. Clement --
The Virgin and the Grail in the Pyrenees --
Part III. The Historian's Quest --
Perceval and the Grail.
Responsibility: Joseph Goering.
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"Some fifty years before Chretien de Troyes wrote what is probably the first and certainly the most influential story of the Holy Grail, images of the Virgin Mary with a simple but radiant bowl (called a "grail" in the local dialect) appeared in churches in the Spanish Pyrenees. In this book, Joseph Goering explores the links between these sacred images and the origins of one of the West's most enduring legends."--Jacket.

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