Arthurian Handbook (Second Edition), The

Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Debra N. Mancoff
Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail ;legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the presentation of Camelot on the Broadway stage, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and much more. The second edition includes: all revised and updated material new material on writings from France, Germany, England, and America the coverage of King Arthur in the arts has been entirely rewritten by one of the premier authorities in Arthurian studies brand-new geneological charts of the ancestry of Arthur and his family and the Grail kings and knights fully up-to-date chronology


Reviewed: 2019-11-07

This book hits two of my soft spots - the Arthurian legend (I'll eat up anything that deal with the legend of King Arthur and his knights, and surrounding characters) and it was written/edited/arranged by one of my absolute favorite professors - Norris Lacy, whom I had the pleasure to have class with as an undergrad and learn the legend from.

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