Knighthood in the Morte Darthur

Author: Beverly Kennedy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859913546

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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New analysis of knighthood in the Morte Darthurbrings us closer to an understanding of Malory's text.

Disability and Knighthood in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Author: Tory Pearman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429818149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 1971


This book considers the representation of disability and knighthood in Malory’s Morte Darthur. The study asserts that Malory’s unique definition of knighthood, which emphasizes the unstable nature of the knight’s physical body and the body of chivalry to which he belongs, depends upon disability. As a result, a knight must perpetually oscillate between disability and ability in order to maintain his status. The knights’ movement between disability and ability is also essential to the project of Malory’s book, as well as its narrative structure, as it reflects the text’s fixation on and alternation between the wholeness and fragmentation of physical and social bodies. Disability in its many forms undergirds the book, helping to cohere the text’s multiple and sometimes disparate chapters into the "hoole book" that Malory envisions. The Morte, thus, construes disability as an as an ambiguous, even liminal state that threatens even as it shores up the cohesive notion of knighthood the text endorses.

Contested Language in Malory's Morte Darthur

Author: R. Lexton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137353627

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Examining Malory's political language, this study offers a revisionary view of Arthur's kingship in the Morte Darthur and the role of the Round Table fellowship. Considering a range of historical and political sources, Lexton suggests that Malory used a specific lexicon to engage with contemporary problems of kingship and rule.

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain

Author: Sian Echard,Robert Rouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118396987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2168

View: 6292


Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period

Le Morte D'Arthur

Author: Sir Thomas Malory

Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics

ISBN: 163106326X

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7780


Sir Thomas Malory's original Le Morte d'Arthur remains the most exciting interpretation of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, Le Morte d'Arthur is unabridged and complete. Originally published in 1485 by William Caxton, Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur remains the most exciting and magical interpretation of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. For Arthurian fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a new introduction and the elegant illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), this volume of Le Morte d'Arthur is an indispensible classic for every home library.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance

Author: Roberta L. Krueger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This Companion presents fifteen original and engaging essays by leading scholars on one of the most influential genres of Western literature. Chapters describe the origins of early verse romance in twelfth-century French and Anglo-Norman courts and analyze the evolution of verse and prose romance in France, Germany, England, Italy, and Spain throughout the Middle Ages. The volume introduces a rich array of traditions and texts and offers fresh perspectives on the manuscript context of romance, the relationship of romance to other genres, popular romance in urban contexts, romance as mirror of familiar and social tensions, and the representation of courtly love, chivalry, 'other' worlds and gender roles. Together the essays demonstrate that European romances not only helped to promulgate the ideals of elite societies in formation, but also held those values up for questioning. An introduction, a chronology and a bibliography of texts and translations complete this lively, useful overview.

Morte Darthur

Author: Sir Thomas Malory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 552

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