Title KNIGHTHOOD IN THE MORTE D'ARTHUR
Binding Hardcover in dust jacket.
Book Condition Fine; in a near fine, dust jacket with mild fading to the spine and fore-edges.
Edition First edition.
Publisher (Cambridge): D.S. Brewer, (1985).
0859911780 / 9780859911788
Seller ID 001052
Octavo. 394 pages; notes, bibliography and index. Professor Kennedy puts Malory's concern with knighthood at the very heart of the Morte D' Arthur. She identifies three types of knight: the Heroic (Gawain), the Worshipful (Tristram and Arthur), and the True (Lancelot, Gareth and the Grail Knights), and argues that this knightly typology creates the thematic unity of the Morte D'Arthur. It also allows Malory to develop two quite different contexts, one pragmatic and political, the other religious and providential, within which the reader may judge why Arthur's reign ended in catastrophe. Arthurian Studies XI.
Arthurian literature, Medieval Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary History