King Arthur: History and Legend

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King Arthur: History and Legend

2015

The saga of King Arthur and his court is the most enduringly popular mythic tradition of Western civilization. For over 1500 years, the Arthurian narrative has enthralled writers, artists, and a limitless audience spanning the...

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Dorsey Armstrong Ph.D.

In This Series

The Origins of King Arthur
Episode 1
The Origins of King Arthur
An Arthur-Like Figure in Cornwall
Episode 2
An Arthur-Like Figure in Cornwall
King Arthur in the Latin Chronicles
Episode 3
King Arthur in the Latin Chronicles
King Arthur in Wales—The Mabinogion
Episode 4
King Arthur in Wales—The Mabinogion
Monmouth, Merlin, and Courtly Love
Episode 5
Monmouth, Merlin, and Courtly Love
The Round Table—Arthur in Wace and Layamon
Episode 6
The Round Table—Arthur in Wace and Layamon
Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Lancelot
Episode 7
Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Lancelot
Arthurian Tales in Brittany and Burgundy
Episode 8
Arthurian Tales in Brittany and Burgundy
The Lancelot-Grail Cycle
Episode 9
The Lancelot-Grail Cycle
The Early German Arthurian Tradition
Episode 10
The Early German Arthurian Tradition
King Arthur’s Other German Adaptations
Episode 11
King Arthur’s Other German Adaptations
The Arthurian Sagas of Scandinavia
Episode 12
The Arthurian Sagas of Scandinavia
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Episode 13
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Alliterative Morte Arthure
Episode 14
The Alliterative Morte Arthure
Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
Episode 15
Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
Enriching the Legend—Tristan and Isolde
Episode 16
Enriching the Legend—Tristan and Isolde
The Holy Grail from Chrétien to Dan Brown
Episode 17
The Holy Grail from Chrétien to Dan Brown
Arthuriana in Medieval Art
Episode 18
Arthuriana in Medieval Art
Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Arthur
Episode 19
Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Arthur
Idylls of the King—The Victorian Arthur
Episode 20
Idylls of the King—The Victorian Arthur
Wagner and Twain—King Arthur in the Late 1800s
Episode 21
Wagner and Twain—King Arthur in the Late 1800s
Once and Future—The 20th-Century Arthur
Episode 22
Once and Future—The 20th-Century Arthur
Camelot Comes to Hollywood
Episode 23
Camelot Comes to Hollywood
King Arthur in the 21st Century and Beyond
Episode 24
King Arthur in the 21st Century and Beyond