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Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Volgate & Post-Vulgate Cycles in Translation (Lancelot-Grail Cycle #1)
The revised version of The Quest of the Holy Grail gives a greater role to Perceval, and introduces a number of knights not found in the Vulgate; but the largest change is that much of the story of Tristan (and of his rival Palamedes) is incorporated into the story. The achievement of the Grail quest centres on Galahad's healing of Pellehan, which has to be accomplished be ...more
Hardcover, 3500 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Routledge
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May 08, 2011 Nikki rated it liked it · review of another edition
Despite the Vulgate Cycle's status as one of the most important works of medieval Arthurian literature, this first book is not about Arthur himself. It focuses on the grail, and most specifically on the time just after Christ's death. How it wasn't considered wildly heretical, I don't really get. It retells parts of the Bible, interweaving it with stories of great conversions, and the kind of marvels you'd expect from a romance text. It does foreshadow the coming of Arthurian characters -- most ...more
Norris J. Lacy (born 1940) is an American scholar focusing on French medieval literature. He is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of French and Medieval Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a leading expert on the Arthurian legend and has written and edited numerous books, papers, and articles on the topic. In 2014 the International Arthurian Society, North American Branch, p ...moreMore about Norris J. Lacy...
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