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This resource guide was designed to provide you with assistance in locating good sources of information as you do research on the major literary period of medieval literature, specifically the Arthurian Romance.
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King Arthur Research Starter
King Arthur was a legendary leader of Britain, a knight and warrior whose life and deeds were at the core of Celtic myths. Tales of Arthur and his court at Camelot evolve from the fifth century CE on. They still hold an important place in British literature with their themes of chivalry, courtly love, courage, honor, and national unity.
For the International Arthurian Society- North American Branch. Dedicated to the study of all aspects of the Arthurian story from its inception in the Middle Age to its enactments in the present moment.
Arthurian Literature from The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English
Our fairly unified picture of Arthurian legend derives from Sir Thomas Malory's 15th-century Le Morte Darthur. Before Malory this unity does not exist; there is only a great mass of fable, legend and pseudo-history. Arthur's first ‘biography’ is in Latin, in the Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1135) by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Before Geoffrey, Arthur makes only scattered appearances in chronicle, folktale and art.
Includes articles, e-books, and books.
Arthurian Romance from Oxford Bibliographies
Arthurian romance grew out of chronicles purporting to record the history of King Arthur, his knights, and their martial or amatory adventures. A good number of early works, especially in Welsh and Latin between the 6th and 12th century, alluded to Arthur in lists, enigmatic texts, chronicles, and various fictional creations. However, Arthurian romance as it is generally understood developed first in France, beginning with Chrétien de Troyes’s verse romances in the late 12th century, and soon spread from there to most of the literatures of western Europe.
Arthur The Once and Future King Streaming Video
In this program, Michael Wood explores the greatest of British myths: the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Traveling through the Celtic world from Cornwall and Wales to Brittany, Ireland, and Scotland, Wood uncovers the extraordinary story of how a shadowy Welsh freedom-fighter became a medieval superman, and eventually the model of a Christian hero
Dictionary of the Middle Ages
13 volume reference set
R 909.07 D561
Camelot Project Website
University of Rochester Robbins Library Digital Project
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