Arthurian Name Dictionary

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Key primary sources (i.e., the actual Arthurian texts) are listed in the “Sources” table at the back of this book. Listed below are secondary sources that I consulted and found particularly valuable in explaining origins of characters, places, objects, symbols, and themes.

General Reference

Coghlan, Ronan. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arthurian Legends. Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element, 1993.

Lacy, Norris J., ed. The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1996.

, and Geoffrey Ashe. The Arthurian Handbook. New York: Garland, 1988.

Minary, Ruth, and Charles Moorman. An Arthurian Dictionary. Chicago: Academy Chicago, 1990.

West, G. D. An Index of Proper Names in French Arthurian Prose Romances. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978.

. An Index of Proper Names in French Arthurian Verse Romances 1150–1300. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969.

History and Legend

Alcock, Leslie, ed. Arthur’s Britain. London: Penguin, 1971.

Barber, R. W. King Arthur: Hero and Legend. New York: St. Martin, 1986.

. The Figure of Arthur. London: Longman, 1972.

Chambers, E. K. Arthur of Britain. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1927.

Fletcher, Robert Huntington. The Arthurian Material in the Chronicles, Especially Those of Great Britain and France. Boston: Ginn, 1906.

Gilbert, Martin. Atlas of British History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Lindsay, Jack. Arthur and His Times. London: Muller, 1958.

MacNiocaill, Gearoid. Ireland Before the Vikings. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan, 1972.

Morris, John. The Age of Arthur. New York: Scribner, 1973.

Geographic and Topography

Ashe, Geoffrey. A Guidebook to Arthurian Britain. Longman: London, 1980.

. The Landscape of King Arthur. New York: Holt, 1988.

, ed. The Quest for Arthur’s Britain. London: Praeger, 1968.

Glennie, John S. Stuart. Arthurian Localities, Their Historical Origin, Chief Country, and Fingalian Relations; with a Map of Arthurian Scotland. Felinfach: Llanerch, 1994.

Literature and Art

Benson, Larry D. Malory’s “Morte Darthur.” Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976.

Brinkley, Roberta F. Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1932.

Bruce, James Douglas. The Evolution of Arthurian Romance from the Beginnings Down to the Year 1300, 2nd ed., 2 vols. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1928.

Gardner, Edmund G. The Arthurian Legend in Italian Literature. London: Dent, 1930.

Loomis, Roger Sherman, ed. Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages: a Collaborative History. Oxford: Clarendon, 1959.

. Arthurian Tradition and Chrétien de Troyes. New Yor: Columbia University Press, 1949.

. The Development of Arthurian Romance. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.

. The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1963.

, and Laura Hibbard Loomis. Arthurian Legends in Medieval Art. London: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Lumiansky, R. M., ed. Malory’s Originality. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1964.

Maynadier, Howard. The Arthur of the English Poets. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1907.

Merriman, James Douglas. The Flower of Kings: a Study of the Arthurian Legend in England Between 1485 and 1835. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1973.

Murphy, Gerard. The Ossianic Lore and Romantic Tales of Medieval Ireland. Dublin: Three Candles, 1961.

Opie, Iona and Peter. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Poag, James F. Wolfram von Eschenbach. New York: Twayne, 1972.

Weston, Jessie. From Ritual to Romance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920.

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