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Lancelot du Lac

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ISBN10 : 2013232284

Publisher : Livre de Poche Jeunesse

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1909


Book Summary: Lancelot est encore un bébé quand son père meurt et que la fée Viviane l'enlève pour le soustraire à ses ennemis. Elle l'élève secrètement dans son domaine du Lac jusqu'au jour où elle le conduit à la cour du roi Arthur pour qu'il devienne chevalier. Amoureux de la reine Guenièvre, c'est pour elle que Lancelot deviendra le meilleur chevalier du monde, seul capable de sauver le royaume d'Arthur. Mais cet amour pourra-t-il rester secret ? Ne finira-t-il pas par mettre en danger la cour du roi Arthur ?

The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac

Author : Jessie Weston

ISBN10 : 5041207321

Publisher : Litres

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1002


Book Summary: "The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac" by Jessie L. Weston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Companion to Arthurian Literature

Author : Helen Fulton

ISBN10 : 1118234308

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 588

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 958


Book Summary: This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon ofArthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to thecontemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronicmedia. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions toLiterature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamentalunderstanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is stillintegral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the mostrecent works Features an impressive range of well-known internationalcontributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon,including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature asfundamental to western literary tradition

The Holy Grail on Film

Author : Kevin J. Harty

ISBN10 : 1476620539

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1079


Book Summary: This collection of new essays is the first to study film depictions of the quest for the Holy Grail—the holy Christian relic of legend supposedly used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars from a range of disciplines discuss American, Australian and European films that offer fresh perspectives on this enduring myth of the Arthurian world and Western culture, including The Silver Chalice (1954), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Excalibur (1981), The Road Warrior (1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Waterboy (1998), and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009).

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Author : Richard Kaeuper

ISBN10 : 019154275X

Publisher : OUP Oxford

Number of Pages : 350

Category : History

Viewed : 1772


Book Summary: Medieval Europe was a rapidly developing society with a problem of violent disorder. Professor Kaeuper's original and authoritative study reveals that chivalry was not simply part of the solution. Chivalry praised heroic violence by knights, and fused such displays of prowess with honour, piety, high status, and attractiveness to women. Though the vast body of chivalric literature, here examined, praises chivalry as necessary to civilization, most texts also worry over knightly violence, criticize all ideals and practices of chivalry, and often propose reforms. The knights themselves joined the debate, absorbing some reforms, ignoring others, sometimes proposing their own. Complexity likewise characterized the interaction of chivalry with major governing institutions ("church" and "state") emerging at the same time: kings and clerics both needed and feared the force of knighthood. This fascinating book lays bare the conflicts and paradoxes surrounding the concept of chivalry in medieval Europe.

Le Morte D'Arthur

Author : Thomas Malory

ISBN10 : 1624663613

Publisher : Hackett Publishing

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 419


Book Summary: This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.


Author : Christopher Fee

ISBN10 : 1789140242

Publisher : Reaktion Books

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 754


Book Summary: For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have enthralled us. Born in the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur, Camelot, Avalon, the Round Table, the Holy Grail, Excalibur, Lancelot, and Guinevere all became instantly recognizable icons. Along the way, Arthur’s life and times were recast in the mold of the hero’s journey: Arthur’s miraculous conception at Tintagel through the magical intercession of his shaman guide, Merlin; the childhood deed of pulling the sword from the stone, through which Arthur was anointed King; the quest for the Holy Grail, the most sacred object in Christendom; the betrayal of Arthur by his wife and champion; and the apocalyptic battle between good and evil ending with Arthur’s journey to the Otherworld. Touching on all of these classic aspects of the Arthur tale, Christopher R. Fee seeks to understand Arthur in terms of comparative mythology as he explores how the Once and Future King remains relevant in our contemporary world. From ancient legend to Monty Python, Arthur: God and Hero in Avalon discusses everything from the very earliest versions of the King Arthur myth to the most recent film and television adaptations, offering insight into why Arthur remains so popular—a hero whose story still speaks so eloquently to universal human needs and anxieties.

Kingship and Love in Scottish Poetry, 1424–1540

Author : Joanna Martin

ISBN10 : 1317109031

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 212

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1859


Book Summary: Looking at late medieval Scottish poetic narratives which incorporate exploration of the amorousness of kings, this study places these poems in the context of Scotland's repeated experience of minority kings and a consequent instability in governance. The focus of this study is the presence of amatory discourses in poetry of a political or advisory nature, written in Scotland between the early fifteenth and the mid-sixteenth century. Joanna Martin offers new readings of the works of major figures in the Scottish literature of the period, including Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Sir David Lyndsay. At the same time, she provides new perspectives on anonymous texts, among them The Thre Prestis of Peblis and King Hart, and on the works of less well known writers such as John Bellenden and William Stewart, which are crucial to our understanding of the literary culture north of the Border during the period under discussion.

The Divine Comedy, I. Inferno, Vol. I. Part 2

Author : Dante

ISBN10 : 0691238294

Publisher : Princeton University Press

Number of Pages : 696

Category : Poetry

Viewed : 1384


Book Summary: Charles S. Singleton's edition of the Divine Comedy, of which this is the first part, provides the English-speaking reader with everything he needs to read and understand Dante’s great masterpiece. The Italian text here is in the edition of Giorgio Petrocchi, the leading Italian editor of Dante. Professor Singleton’s prose translation, facing the Italian in a line-for-line arrangement on each page, is smooth and literate. The companion volume, the Commentary, marshals every point of information the reader may require: vocabulary; grammar; identification of Dante’s characters; historical sources of some of the incidents and, where pertinent, excerpts from those sources in their original languages and in translation; profound clear analysis of the Divine Comedy’s basic allegory. There is a complete bibliography of every aspect of Dante studies. This first part of the Divine Comedy which is illustrated with maps of Italy and the region Dante knew especially, diagrams of the circles of Hell, and plates showing some of the historic sites mentioned by Dante in his poem.

Chaucer Name Dictionary

Author : Jacqueline de Weever

ISBN10 : 1135614466

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 472

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 653


Book Summary: First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Mammoth Book of King Arthur

Author : Mike Ashley

ISBN10 : 1780333552

Publisher : Robinson

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1890


Book Summary: The most complete guide ever to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround it He defeated the Saxons so decisively at the Battle of Badon that he held the Saxon invasion of Britain at bay for at least a generation. He has inspired more stories, books and films than any other historical or legendary figure. But who was the real King Arthur? Here is the most comprehensive guide to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround and often obscure it. Sifting fact from fancy, Mike Ashley reveals the originals not only of King Arthur but also of Merlin. Guinevere, Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table - as well as all the major Arthurian sites. He traces each of the legends as they developed and brilliantly shows how they were later used to inspire major works of art, poetry, fiction and film. There is clear evidence that. The Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of not just one man, but at least three originating in Wales, Scotland and Brittany The true historical Arthur really existed and is distantly related to the present royal family The real Arthur and the real Merlin never knew each other The real Lancelot was not British but was closer to a sixth-century asylum-seeker The Holy Grail legend probably grew out of a cosmic catastrophe that could have destroyed most of civilization

The Medieval Filmscape

Author : William F. Woods

ISBN10 : 1476613419

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 212

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1665


Book Summary: This book is an attempt at defining the genre of medieval film by describing its features and analyzing its effects and their significance, there being few works presently available that work toward such definition. There are three parts: the introduction enters the medieval film world, describing its typical features and showing how they create a convincing sense of its time; three short chapters discuss authenticity, simplicity and spectacle—the roots of film medievalism; and six longer chapters comment on individual films. Works are discussed that extend the reach of the genre, such as Dreyer’s La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc with its emotional range, or Bergman’s Seventh Seal, which creates a universal symbolism. The author describes what goes into a medieval film and how it affects its audience, while offering suggestions about why its themes are meaningful to us.

Lancashire Folk Tales

Author : David England,Jennie Bailey

ISBN10 : 0750957158

Publisher : The History Press

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1726


Book Summary: These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain’s most diverse counties are vividly retold by writer, storyteller and poe t Jennie Bailey and storyteller, writer,psychotherapist and shamanic guide David England.Take a fantasy journey around Lancashire, the Phantom Voice at Southport, the Leprechauns of Liverpool and the famous hanging of Pendle Witches at Lancaster,to the infamous Miss Whiplash at Clitheroe. Enjoy a rich feast of local tales, a vibrant and unique mythology,where pesky boggarts, devouring dragons, villainous knights,venomous beasts and even the Devil himself stalk the land.Beautifully illustrated by local artists Jo Lowes and Adelina Pintea, these tales bring to life the landscape of the county’s narrow valleys, medieval forests and treacherous sands.

The World and Its Rival

Author : Per Nykrog

ISBN10 : 9789042006973

Publisher : Rodopi

Number of Pages : 301

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 500


Book Summary: This volume assembles a wide range of scholars and critical methodologies to suggest multiple interpretations of the vital connection linking literary imagination and the human experience of reality. In varying ways and with varying intent, it speaks to the essential experience of participating in imaginative worlds, offering different accounts of how language signifies in real and imaginary contexts, and why people read and write rival realities. Taking as point of departure Aristotle's definition of poesis, it questions how literature stands in both mimetic and transformative relation to the givens of history, reworking them within the order of imagination and desire. Through historical, linguistic, and literary analysis of texts spanning nine centuries, it demonstrates how though it is irreducible to reality, literary imagination conveys something very real about the human response to the world, including the knowledge and power proper to such experience; neither history nor lie, it discloses a reality purged of extraneous detail, making what is essential to human experience more concentrated and dramatic. Thus made apparent is that literature and history do not exclude each other, but inform, correct, and supplement each other, underscoring the complexities of thought and imagination.

The Mists of Avalon

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley

ISBN10 : 0345448162

Publisher : Ballantine Books

Number of Pages : 912

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 389


Book Summary: The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.

Cinematic Quests for Identity

Author : Maria Garcia

ISBN10 : 1442246987

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 284

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1015


Book Summary: This book examines the narrative and cinematic conventions of movies that are about the quest for identity and individuation. Chapters are devoted to individual films, such as La Belle et la Bête, The Silence of the Lambs, The Searchers, The Deer Hunter, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as considerations of films directed by Catherine Breillat and Robert Bresson.

Fiche de lecture Lancelot ou le Chevalier à la charrette (Étude intégrale)

Author : Chrétien de Troyes

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Paideia éducation

Number of Pages : N.A

Category :

Viewed : 758


Book Summary: Décryptez Lancelot ou le Chevalier à la charrette avec l'analyse de Paideia éducation ! Que faut-il retenir de ce chef-d'oeuvre de la littérature médiévale ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir du roman de Chrétien de Troyes dans une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l'oeuvre. Rédigée de manière claire et accessible par un enseignant, cette fiche de lecture propose notamment un résumé, une étude des thèmes principaux, des clés de lecture et des pistes de réflexion. Une analyse littéraire complète et détaillée pour mieux lire et comprendre le livre !

Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles

Author : Kate Buchanan,Lucinda H.S. Dean

ISBN10 : 1317098137

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 302

Category : History

Viewed : 1715


Book Summary: What use is it to be given authority over men and lands if others do not know about it? Furthermore, what use is that authority if those who know about it do not respect it or recognise its jurisdiction? And what strategies and 'language' -written and spoken, visual and auditory, material, cultural and political - did those in authority throughout the medieval and early modern era use to project and make known their power? These questions have been crucial since regulations for governance entered society and are found at the core of this volume. In order to address these issues from an historical perspective, this collection of essays considers representations of authority made by a cross-section of society within the British Isles. Arranged in thematic sections, the 14 essays in the collection bridge the divide between medieval and early modern to build up understanding of the developments and continuities that can be followed across the centuries in question. Whether crown or noble, government or church, burgh or merchant; all desired power and influence, but their means of representing authority were very different. These essays encompass a myriad of methods demonstrating power and disseminating the image of authority, including: material culture, art, literature, architecture and landscapes, saintly cults, speeches and propaganda, martial posturing and strategic alliances, music, liturgy and ceremonial display. Thus, this interdisciplinary collection illuminates the variable forms in which authority was presented by key individuals and institutions in Scotland and the British Isles. By placing these within the context of the European powers with whom they interacted, this volume also underlines the unique relationships developed between the people and those who exercised authority over them.