Studies in Arthurian Illustration Volume 2 [Hardback]

Alison Stones (Author)

ISBN: 9781904597681 | Published by: Pindar Press | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 620p, H240 x W170 (mm) 260 illus.

Studies in Arthurian Illustration Volume 2


These two volumes collect and update Professor Stones’s papers on Arthurian manuscript illustration, one of her continuing passions. These essays explore aspects of the iconography of the romances of Chrétien de Troyes in French verse, the lengthy Lancelot-Grail romance in French prose, and other versions of the chivalrous exploits of King Arthur’s knights — the best-sellers of the Middle Ages. Illustrated copies of these romances survive in huge numbers from the early thirteenth century through the beginnings of print, and were read for their text and their pictures throughout the French-speaking world. Of special interest is the cultural context in which these popular works were made and disseminated, by scribes and artists whose work encompassed all kinds of books, for patrons whose collecting was wide-ranging, including secular books alongside works of liturgical and devotional interest.

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