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The High History of the Holy Graal (edition 1929)

by Anonymous, Sebastian Evans (Translator)

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The High Book of the Grail (Perlesvaus) is one of the most fascinating of medieval Arthurian romances, standing apart from the main tradition represented by the great romance cycles on which Malory based his work. Written in the first half ofthe thirteenth century, it represents a totally different view of the legend of the Holy Grail from that found in Wolfram von Eschenbach or the French Quest of the Holy Grail, though all derive from Chrétien's Perceval; the unknown author adds a much greater religious emphasis, and a desire to glorify crusading chivalry for the secular adventures of Arthur, Perceval, and Lancelot. The framework of the romance is the struggle of Arthur and his knights to impose - by force - the New Law of Christianity in place of the Old Law. Unusually, Arthur's knights are seen collectively as members of a kingdom, rather than as individual knights on quests, defending the land against treason and paganism, and advancing to convert the heathen of other lands. This unique view of the Arthurian world is now made accessible to students of medieval literature, Arthurian enthusiasts, and to historians interested in the world of chivalry and its attitudes. NIGEL BRYANT's previous Arthurian books include The Legend of the Grail, Chretien de Troyes' Perceval and its Continuations, and Robert de Boron's Merlin and the Grail.… (more)
Title:The High History of the Holy Graal
Other authors:Sebastian Evans (Translator)
Info:London : J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., 1929.
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Perlesvaus o El Alto Libro del Graal es una de las obras más originales y complejas de aquella singular literatura que, durante la Edad Media, elaboró el último gran mito de Occidente: el Graal. Escrita a principios del siglo XIII en el norte de Francia por un autor que prefirió ocultarse en el anonimato, Perlesvaus, igual que el Parzival de Von Eschenbach (Siruela, 1999), nace de un estrecho diálogo con las obras que la precedieron para acentuar con fuerza su propia interpretación del mito. Con un estilo propio que rechaza los moldes habituales de las novelas artúricas, esta obra sin par nos introduce en un mundo alucinado de aventuras que se suceden, interrumpen y entrecruzan laberínticamente con el fin de desplegar un riquísimo mundo simbólico ante la imaginación del lector.
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Bryant, NigelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cirlot, VictòriaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, SebastianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rhys, ErnestEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hear ye the history of the most holy vessel that is called Graal, wherein the precious blood of the Saviour was received on the day that He was put on rood and crucified in order that He might redeem His people from the pains of hell.
A good thing that is squandered upon bad folk is never remembered by them for good.
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