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Legend of Arthur in the Middle Ages Studies Presented to A H Diverres

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This volume, a festschrift for Professor A, H. Diverres, has been included in the Arthurian Studies series because it contains highly important new work on the medieval aspects of Arthurian legend, ranging from Rachel Bromwich's essay on the Celtic elements in Arthurian romance and A.O.H Jarman's study of Arthurian allusions in the Black Book of Carmarthen to examinations ...more
Hardcover, 3060 pages
Published May 19th 1983 by Boydell & Brewer (first published 1983)
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dragonhelmuk

Lots of essays on Arthurian Studies (Cymro-centric), now mostly rendered obsolete by "Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature" and other books of that series. Some of the articles have aged rather badly, like Rachel Bromwich's attempt to find Arthur's origins in the historic cynfeirdd traditions of the 6th century, and earlier mythology. Others have remained very useful, like Jarman's look at the Arthurian figments in the Black Book. The two articles on Yvain (and Owein) by Brynley Roberts and Tony
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Flint Johnson
Definitely some choice pieces by leaders in the field - Diverres and Bromwich most notably. The essays are still significant even if the authors are gone now. An excellent book!
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