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Grail legend.

Author: Marie-louise V Von Franz
Publisher: University Presses Of Californ, 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend that has had a powerful impact on our civilization. The Grail is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty, and a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-louise V Von Franz
ISBN: 9780691002378 0691002371
OCLC Number: 1026758696
Description: 472 sidor ; 23.3 cm
Contents: Foreword7IIntroduction9IIPerceval's Early History, according to Chretien de Troyes39IIIThe Defeat of the Red Knight and the Meeting with Blancheflor52IVPerceval's First Visit to the Grail Castle66VThe Sword and the Lance79VIPerceval's Task98VIIThe Central Symbol of the Legend: The Grail as Vessel113VIIIThe Grail as Stone142IXThe Table, the Carving Platter and the Two Knives161XThe Continuation of Perceval's Quest173XIThe Suffering Grail King187XIIThe Figure of Gauvain; Perceval's Return to Christianity213XIIIGauvain's Adventures228XIVPerceval's Further Adventures253XVThe Redemption of the Grail Kingdom; Perceval's End290XVIRobert de Boron's Roman de l'Estoire dou Graal302XVIIThe Problem of the Trinity317XVIIIThe Figure of Adam331XIXThe Trinity: The Problem of the Fourth338XXThe Figure of Merlin347XXIMerlin as Medicine Man and Prophet357XXIIMerlin and the Alchemical Mercurius367XXIIIMerlin's Solution of the Grail Problem379XXIVThe Disappearance of Merlin390Bibliography401Index419


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