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Title King Arthur : a casebook / edited with an introduction by Edward Donald Kennedy.
Imprint New York : Garland, 1996.

Series Arthurian characters and themes ; v. 1
Garland reference library of the humanities ; v. 1915
Arthurian characters and themes ; v. 1.
Garland reference library of the humanities ; v. 1915.
Subject Arthur, King -- Legends.
Arthurian romances -- History and criticism.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Alt Name Kennedy, Edward Donald.
Description lvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents Looking for Arthur / Marylyn Jackson Parins -- Dux bellorum, Rex militum, Roi fainéant: the transformation of Arthur in the twelfth century / Barbara N. Sargent-Baur -- King Arthur and the round table in the Erec and Iwein of Hartmann von Aue / William C. McDonald -- King Arthur in the prose Lancelot / Elspeth Kennedy -- The Evolution of the theme of the fall of Arthur's kingdom / Fanni Bogdanow -- Appearances and reality in La Mort le roi Artu / Donald C. MacRae -- King Arthur and Fortuna / Karl Josef Höltgen -- Malory's King Mark and King Arthur / Edward Donald Kennedy -- King Arthur in the Scottish chornicles / Karl Heinz Göller -- Polydore Vergil and John Leland on King Arthur: the battle of the books / James P. Carley -- The Arthurs of the Faerie queene / Merritt Y. Hughes -- The Female king: Tennyson's arthurian apocalypse / Elliot L. Gilbert -- To take Excalibur: King Arthur and the construction of victorian manhood / Debra N. Mancoff -- T.H. White and the legend of King Arthur: from animal fantasy to political morality / François Gallix -- Conceptions of King Arthur in the twentieth century / Raymond H. Thompson.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Examining the origins of the Arthurian legend and major trends in the portrayal of Arthur from the Middle Ages to the present, this collection focuses on discussion of literature written in English, French, Latin, and German. Its 16 essays, four published here for the first time, deal with such matters as the search for the historical Arthur; the depiction of Arthur in the romances "Erec" and "Iwein" of Hartmann von Aue; the way Arthur is depicted in 19th-century art and the Victorian view of manhood; and conceptions of King Arthur in 20th-century literature. Six of the essays, originally published in French and German, are translated into English especially for this book. Two essays have been substantially revised. An introduction offers a general discussion of the development of the legends in the countries of Europe. Works discussed include medieval and Renaissance chronicles (Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Historia Regum Britanniae," Wace's "Roman de Brut," Polydore Vergil's Anglica Historia, Scottish vernacular and Latin chronicles), medieval romances (the "Lancelot en prose," the "Mort Artu," the Post-Vulgate "Roman du" "Graal," and works of Chretien de Troyes, Hartmann von Aue, and Sir Thomas Malory), Spenser's "Faerie Queene," Tennyson's "Idylls of the King," and T.H. White's "Once and Future King." A bibliography lists selected major secondary studies of King Arthur as well as major reference works.
ISBN 0815304951 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 33206247
Table of Contents
 Series Editor's Preface 
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 Looking for Arthur / Marylyn Jackson Parins3
 Dux Bellorum / Rex Militum / Roi Faineant: The Transformation of Arthur in the Twelfth Century / Barbara N. Sargent-Baur29
 King Arthur and the Round Table in the Erec and Iwein of Hartmann von Aue / William C. McDonald45
 King Arthur in the Prose Lancelot / Elspeth Kennedy71
 The Evolution of the Theme of the Fall of Arthur's Kingdom / Fanni Bogdanow91
 Appearances and Reality in La Mort le Roi Artu / Donald C. MacRae105
 King Arthur and Fortuna / Karl Josef Holtgen121
 Malory's King Mark and King Arthur / Edward Donald Kennedy139
 King Arthur in the Scottish Chronicles / Karl Heinz Goller173
 Polydore Vergil and John Leland on King Arthur: The Battle of the Books / James P. Carley185
 The Arthurs of the Faerie Queene / Merritt Y. Hughes205
 The Female King: Tennyson's Arthurian Apocalypse / Elliot L. Gilbert229
 To Take Excalibur: King Arthur and the Construction of Victorian Manhood / Debra N. Mancoff257
 T. H. White and the Legend of King Arthur: From Animal Fantasy to Political Morality / Francois Gallix281
 Conceptions of King Arthur in the Twentieth Century / Raymond H. Thompson299

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