Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur

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The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur, ed. Norris J. Lacy, Arthurian Studies LXXII (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2008). xviii + 214 pp.; 5° illustrations + 4 colour plates. ISBN 978-1-84384- 170-8. £50.00. A new collection of essays on Arthurian literature and related media, which traces the theme of die quest, with a particular emphasis on the Grail quest The volume finds its origins in a conference of the same tide held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2007. Essays span French, Dutch, Norse, German, and English literary works, as well as art history and film. While the primary focus is medieval, the last section of the book explores modern attitudes to the Grail. Norris Lac/s introduction traces the complex interrelations of the legends of Arthur and the GraiL Martine Meuwese considers medieval art and Antonio L. …

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