This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps.
C. Scott Littleton is professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of numerous books and articles on comparative Indo-European mythology, including the The New Comparative Anthology: An Anthropological Assesment of the Theories of Georges Dumezil (3rg Edition, 1982). He has also published extensively on Japanese Mythology and Folklore.
Linda A. Malcor is a California-based free-lance writer and researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Mythology from UCLA and occassionally teaches and lectures on the Arthurian legends. In addition to scholarly publications, she writes fantasy fiction and screenplays.
"Teachers of Arthurian sources to undergraduates will find it a useful reference." -- Choice
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Descrizione libro Garland, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Octavo in green boards. xxxiii, 401 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Series: Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 1795; This volume proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps. Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Folklore. Legends -- Great Britain -- History and criticism. Grail -- Legends -- History and criticism. Contents: Pt. I. The Cultural and Historical Background. 1. The Northeast Iranians -- Pt. II. Figures. 2. Arthur and the Sarmatian Connection. 3. Lancelot and the "Alan of Lot" 4. The Knights and the Narts. 5. Women, Water, and Warriors -- Pt. III. Themes and Images. 6. The Sword in the Stone. 7. The Serpent Image -- Pt. IV. The Holy Grail. 8. The Holy Grail, the Cauldron of Annwfn, and the Nartamongae. 9. The Alans and the Grail. 10. The Grail Keepers. Fine crisp and clean copy with faint signs of wear to edges, and a very very faint small water (?) stain to top edge. Codice libro della libreria 82679
Descrizione libro Routledge. LIBRARY BINDING. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0815314965 Green boards with gilt lettering. Book is in very nice condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Former owner was a smoker. Codice libro della libreria 40516
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1994. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. 0. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0815314965