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King Arthur:

see Arthurian legendArthurian legend,
the mass of legend, popular in medieval lore, concerning King Arthur of Britain and his knights. Medieval Sources

The battle of Mt. Badon—in which, according to the Annales Cambriae (c.
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Lupack does not comment on how central the Grail--or indeed Christianity--may be to Arthurian literature, medieval or modern.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Phelpstead finds most to discuss in Tolkien's scholarly work on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in which may be found "detailed evidence of Tolkien's knowledge of medieval Welsh language and literature and of related Arthurian literature in other languages" (77).
It is the academic society for the study of Arthurian literature and film, and delegates will be able to choose between 125 papers being presented.
There is obvious good sense in applying postcolonial theory to medieval Arthurian literature and its cultural and political context, as Michelle Warren has done here.
These are recurring elements in Arthurian literature, as well as in Scottish landscape.
For more recent criticism readers will still need to consult the collected essays on Walewein in Arthurian Literature, 18 (1999).
For all its earlier medieval origins, serving--particularly in France--the needs of an essentially courtly and aristocratic society, Arthurian literature has far outlived that society.
Barron, Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages 2 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1999), xvii + 395 pp.
This book may indeed be useful to American general readers of Arthurian literature in translation, but not to scholars, as claimed in the introduction.
1958), II, 32-8; Roger Sherman Loomis, `The Latin romances', in Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages: A Collaborative History, ed.
This is a good, scholarly edition of an important text which sheds light on the Italian reception of Arthurian literature in general and the Tristan story in particular.
interpreted as a concentrated argument with Arthurian literature in which Gawan's exploit is distinguished from the traditional aventiure pattern.