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Title Culture and the king : the social implications of the Arthurian legend : essays in honor of Valerie M. Lagorio / edited by Martin B. Shichtman and James P. Carley.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [1994]

Series SUNY series in mediaeval studies
SUNY series in medieval studies.
Subject Social ethics in literature.
Conduct of life in literature.
Medievalism -- History.
Middle Ages in literature.
Arthurian romances -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Arthurian romances -- History and criticism.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Comparative literature -- Themes, motives.
Alt Name Lagorio, Valerie Marie, 1925-
Carley, James P.
Shichtman, Martin B.
Description vi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents Valerie M. Lagorio : a tribute / Mildred Leake Day -- Introduction : the social implications of the Arthurian legend / Martin B. Shichtman and James P. Carley -- Marie de France's Arthurian Lai : subtle and political / David Chamberlain -- Lévi-Strauss in Camelot : interrupted communication in Arthurian feudal fictions / Donald Maddox -- Arthur in Culhwch and Olwen and in the romances of Chrétien de Troyes / Armel Diverres -- The knight as reader of Arthurian romance / Elspeth Kennedy -- The stanzaic Morte Arthur : the adaptation of a French romance for an English audience / Edward Donald Kennedy -- Was Merlin a Ghibelline? Arthurian propaganda at the court of Frederick II / Donald L. Hoffman -- A grave event : Henry V, Glastonbury Abbey, and Joseph of Arimathea's bones / James P. Carley.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0791418634 (CH : Acid-free)
0791418642 (PB : Acid-free)
OCLC # 27974248
Table of Contents
 Valerie M. Lagorio: A Tribute / Mildred Leake Day1
 Introduction: The Social Implications of the Arthurian Legend / Martin B. Shichtman, James P. Carley4
 Marie de France's Arthurian Lai: Subtle and Political / David Chamberlain15
 Levi-Strauss in Camelot: Interrupted Communication in Arthurian Feudal Fictions / Donald Maddox35
 Arthur in Culhwch and Olwen and in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes / Armel Diverres54
 The Knight as Reader of Arthurian Romance / Elspeth Kennedy70
 The Stanzaic Morte Arthur: The Adaptation of a French Romance for an English Audience / Edward Donald Kennedy91
 Was Merlin a Ghibelline? Arthurian Propaganda at the Court of Frederick II / Donald L. Hoffman113
 A Grave Event: Henry V, Glastonbury Abbey, and Joseph of Arimathea's Bones / James P. Carley129
 The Speaking Knight: Sir Gawain and Other Animals / Felicity Riddy149
 Politicizing the Ineffable: The Queste del Saint Graal and Malory's "Tale of the Sankgreal" / Martin B. Shichtman163
 "The Prowess of Hands": The Psychology of Alchemy in Malory's "Tale of Sir Gareth" / Bonnie Wheeler180
 How Many Roads to Camelot: The Married Knight in Malory / Maureen Fries196
 Spenser for Hire: Arthurian History as Cultural Capital in The Faerie Queene / Laurie A. Finke211
 Arthur Before and After the Revolution: The Blome-Stansby Edition of Malory (1634) and Brittains Glory (1684) / David R. Carlson234
 Reluctant Redactor: William Dyce Reads the Legend / Debra N. Mancoff254
 The Snake in the Woodpile: Tennyson's Vivien as Victorian Prostitute / Rebecca Umland274
 Feminism, Homosexuality, and Homophobia in The Mists of Avalon / James Noble288
 Camelot 3000 and the Future of Arthur / Charles T. Wood297