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Author Armstrong, Dorsey, 1970-

Title King Arthur [(DVD) video recording] : history and legend / Dorsey Armstrong.

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2015]
©2015
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 Nichols Adult Great Courses  942.014 ARM    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (12 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 180 pages : black and white illustrations ; 19 cm).
Educational film
Series The great courses. Literature & language. British
Great courses (DVD). Literature & language. English literature.
Note 24 lectures / 30 minutes per lecture.
Course no. 2376.
Bibliography Bibliographical references in course guidebook.
Contents disc 1. The origins of King Arthur ; An Arthur-like figure in Cornwall ; King Arthur in the Latin chronicles ; King Arthur in Wales: the Mabinogion ; Monmouth, Merlin, and courtly love ; The Round Table: Arthur in Wace and Layamon -- disc 2. Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Lancelot ; Arthurian tales in Brittany and Burgundy ; The Lancelot-grail cycle ; The early German Arthurian tradition ; King Arthur's other German adaptations ; The Arthurian sagas of Scandinavia -- disc 3. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ; The alliterative Morte Arthure ; Sir Thomas Malory's Le morte Darthur ; Enriching the legend: Tristan and Isolde ; The Holy Grail from Chrétien to Dan Brown ; Arthuriana in medieval art -- disc 4. Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Arthur ; Idylls of the king: the Victorian Arthur ; Wagner and Twain: King Arthur in the late 1800s ; Once and future: the 20th century Arthur ; Camelot comes to Hollywood ; King Arthur in the 21st century and beyond.
Performer Lecturer: Professor Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University.
Summary For more than 1,000 years, stories of King Arthur and his knights have fascinated people from all different walks of life. What is it about this story that has given it such enduring popularity? What are the themes and ideals of Arthurian legend that have appealed to so many people across time and space? In this 24-lecture course, you will learn about the origins and development of Arthur's story from the end of the ancient world to the present day.
System Details DVD.
Subject Arthur, King.
Arthur, King.
Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Legends -- Videodiscs.
Britons -- Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Biography -- Videodiscs.
Celtic antiquities.
Great Britain -- Antiquities, Celtic -- Videodiscs.
Genre DVD-video discs.
ISBN 9781629971209 (set)
1629971200 (set)
Music No. PD2376A (DVD)
PB2376A (book)
ID2376-A (set)
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