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The Development of Arthurian Romance

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Stimulating and masterly study examines the evolution of the great mass of fiction surrounding the Arthurian legend in Western literature — from Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain and the collection of Welsh tales known as The Mabinogion, to Chrétien de Troyes' Arthurian stories, the Parzival of Wolfram von Eschenbach, and such English masterpieces as S ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 24th 2000 by Dover Publications
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Daniel
Sep 30, 2013 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Some books prove that you really are a geek. And this one shows exactly what kind of geek I am.

I have been looking for a book like this at least since I first watched "Excalibur" and became fascinated with the Arthurian legend. It is perhaps (and I say perhaps because I know of no other, but realize that one might exist) the best introduction to the literature about the (possibly legendary) British King and his court.

The very well educated Roger Sherman Loomis starts by considering "One of the g
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Sep 25, 2011 Shiloh rated it really liked it
Roger Sherman Loomis’ study of the history and development of the medieval Arthurian romance traces themes, motifs, and characters used in Arthuriana from their British origins to Sir Thomas Malory. Although the study focuses on those works which are specifically Arthurian, in the process of analyzing them, Loomis provides information on dozens of other legends, myths, and romances. Loomis’ work is thorough and informative, providing careful details for each major work of medieval Arthuriana, th ...more
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Jan 20, 2016 Tyas rated it really liked it
Shelves: arthurian
Best read when you're an Arthurian enthusiast that have read and/or have knowledge of the works discussed in this book.
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