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The Lancelot-Grail Cycle: Text and Transformations
edited by William W. Kibler
University of Texas Press, 1994
eISBN: 978-0-292-78640-0 | Cloth: 978-0-292-74317-5 | Paper: 978-0-292-72252-1
Library of Congress Classification PQ1489.L213L36 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 843.109351


Composed in Old French between about 1220 and 1240, the Lancelot-Grail Cycle is a group of five prose romances centered on the love affair between Lancelot and Guenevere. It consists of an immense central core, the Lancelot Proper, introduced by The History of the Holy Grail and The Story of Merlin and concluded by The Quest for the Holy Grail and The Death of Arthur.

This volume brings together thirteen essays by noted scholars from the first symposium ever devoted exclusively to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle. Exploring the cycle's evolution across the literatures of medieval France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, and England, the authors take a variety of approaches that highlight a broad range of cultural, social, historical, and political concerns and offer a comparative and interdisciplinary vision of this great romance.

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