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Tolhurst, Fiona
Geoffrey of Monmouth and the feminist origins of the Arthurian legend / Fiona Tolhurst
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PA8310.G4 T65 2012    DUE 09-09-14 OFF CAMPUS
Subject Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154. Vita Merlini
Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154. Historia regum Britanniae
Subject(s) Arthurian romances -- Sources
Women in literature
Subject Wace, approximately 1100-approximately 1175. Roman de Brut
Layamon, active 1200. Brut
Subject(s) Historiography -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500
Subject Great Britain -- History -- To 1485 -- Historiography
Physical Description x, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184) and index
Summary "In this study, Fiona Tolhurst offers the first feminist analysis the Arthurian section of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain and his Life of Merlin. It argues that Geoffrey's history presents the marriage of Queen Igerna and King Uther as founded upon both love and equality, Igerna and Uther's daughter Anna as a pivotal figure in British history, and Queen Ganhumara as King Arturus's partner in power. In addition, the Merlin poem introduces a Morgen who possesses powers that Merlin does not, and a Ganieda who replaces Merlin as the prophet of the Britons"-- Provided by publisher
NOTE 522020
Series Studies in Arthurian and courtly cultures

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