The Resource The Grail : from Celtic myth to Christian symbol, Roger Sherman Loomis

The Grail : from Celtic myth to Christian symbol, Roger Sherman Loomis

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The Grail : from Celtic myth to Christian symbol
Title
The Grail
Title remainder
from Celtic myth to Christian symbol
Statement of responsibility
Roger Sherman Loomis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The medieval legend of the Grail, a tale about the search for supreme mystical experience, has never ceased to intrigue writers and scholars by its wildly variegated forms: the settings have ranged from Britain to the Punjab to the Temple of Zeus at Dodona; the Grail itself has been described as the chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper, a stone with miraculous youth-preserving virtues, or a vessel containing a man's head swimming in blood. In his classic exploration of the major versions, Roger Sherman Loomis shows how the Grail, once a Celtic vessel of plenty, evolved into the Christian Grail with miraculous powers. Loomis bases his argument on historical examples involving the major motifs and characters in the legends, beginning with the Arthurian legend recounted in the 1180 French poem by Chrétien de Troyes. Loomis's book builds suspense as he proceeds from one puzzle to the next in revealing the meaning behind the legends.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1887-1966
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Loomis, Roger Sherman
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN686.G7
LC item number
L6 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Mythos
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grail
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Arthurian romances
  • Mythology, Celtic
  • Grail
  • Arthurian romances
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Grail
  • Grail
  • Mythology, Celtic
  • Graal (volkskunde)
  • Artusepik
  • Gral
  • Literatur
Label
The Grail : from Celtic myth to Christian symbol, Roger Sherman Loomis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Cardiff : University of Wales Press ; New York : Columbia University Press, c1963
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The chief romance of the Grail: a preview -- The origins and growth of Arthurian romance -- Celtic myths, their mutation and combinations -- The first Grail story, the Conte del Graal of Chrétien de Troyes -- The Grail bearer, the question test, and the Fisher King -- The first sequel to the Conte del Graal: the Corpse on the bier and the broken sword -- Irish Echtrai: the waste land and the bleeding lance -- Manessier's sequel and Peredur: the mission of revenge -- Perlesvaus: Welsh talismans and a Welsh Elysium -- Sone de Nansai and the Mabinogi of Branwen -- The prose Lancelot: combat and scandal in the castle of King Pelles -- The Queste del Saint Graal: Celtic story-patterns in Cistercian allegory -- Parzival, the spiritual biography of a knight -- Joseph of Arimathea, an evangelist by error -- Glastonbury, school of forgery and Isle of Avalon -- The end of the quest
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780691020754
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91018021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23768476
  • (OCoLC)ocm23768476
Label
The Grail : from Celtic myth to Christian symbol, Roger Sherman Loomis
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Cardiff : University of Wales Press ; New York : Columbia University Press, c1963
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The chief romance of the Grail: a preview -- The origins and growth of Arthurian romance -- Celtic myths, their mutation and combinations -- The first Grail story, the Conte del Graal of Chrétien de Troyes -- The Grail bearer, the question test, and the Fisher King -- The first sequel to the Conte del Graal: the Corpse on the bier and the broken sword -- Irish Echtrai: the waste land and the bleeding lance -- Manessier's sequel and Peredur: the mission of revenge -- Perlesvaus: Welsh talismans and a Welsh Elysium -- Sone de Nansai and the Mabinogi of Branwen -- The prose Lancelot: combat and scandal in the castle of King Pelles -- The Queste del Saint Graal: Celtic story-patterns in Cistercian allegory -- Parzival, the spiritual biography of a knight -- Joseph of Arimathea, an evangelist by error -- Glastonbury, school of forgery and Isle of Avalon -- The end of the quest
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780691020754
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91018021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23768476
  • (OCoLC)ocm23768476

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