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The Resource Malory and his European contemporaries : adapting late Arthurian romance collections, Miriam Edlich-Muth

Malory and his European contemporaries : adapting late Arthurian romance collections, Miriam Edlich-Muth

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Malory and his European contemporaries : adapting late Arthurian romance collections
Title
Malory and his European contemporaries
Title remainder
adapting late Arthurian romance collections
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Miriam Edlich-Muth
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Language
eng
Summary
The late-medieval adaptions and compilations of the Arthurian story are a European phenomenon that has sparked both mystification and controversy. Often dismissed as nostalgic recreations that attempt to halt the literary tide, these ambitious projects saw adaptors from across Western Europe combining a vast array of prose and verse sources from different languages into encyclopaedic narrative chronologies of King Arthur and his court. Ranging from ornate verse adaptations to heavily condensed prose works, the resulting texts reflect a process of translating, cutting and arranging Arthurian material into new literary incarnations, which nonetheless retain recognisable versions of the Arthurian story. This study re-evaluates Malory's Morte Darthur and four broadly contemporary European romance collections, including Jean Gonnot's French BN.fr. 112 manuscript, Ulrich Fuetrer's German Buch der Abenteuer, the Dutch Lancelot Compilation, and the Italian Tavola Ritonda, in the context of this adaptive process. In doing so, it investigates how the adaptors respond to the shared structural and stylistic challenges of incorporating new material into the well-known story of King Arthur and comes to intriguing conclusions about the ways in which the narrative demands of late Arthurian adaptations invited authors to populate the Arthurian court with new and more complex protagonists
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ERASA
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Edlich-Muth, Miriam,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Arthurian studies,
Series volume
LXXXI
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  • Malory, Thomas
  • Füetrer, Ulrich
  • Malory, Thomas
  • Füetrer, Ulrich
  • Arthurian romances
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Arthurian romances
  • Europa
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Malory and his European contemporaries : adapting late Arthurian romance collections, Miriam Edlich-Muth
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-180) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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865468494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781843843672
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)865468494
Label
Malory and his European contemporaries : adapting late Arthurian romance collections, Miriam Edlich-Muth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
865468494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781843843672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)865468494

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