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Bibliography of Arthurian Literature

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Just updated the bibliography for my book ‘Notes on Arthurian Literature’ which is available at Amazon.

An introduction to my notes can be found here




Bibliography on Arthurian Literature

1 Malory. Mort D’Arthur, Vol 1. J. M. Dent
2 Malory. Mort D’Arthur, Vol 2. J. M. Dent
3 Malory’s Works. Mort D’Arthur: Winchester Edition. Oxford
4 Nenius. British History and the Welsh Annals. Phillimore
5 Monmouth, Geoffrey. History of the Kings of Britain. Penguin
6 Wace & Layamon. Arthurian Chronicles. J. M. Dent
7 Layamon. Brut. J. M. Dent
8 Eschenbach, Wolfram. Parzival. Penguin
9 Guest, Lady Charlotte. Mabinogion. J. M. Dent 10 Mabinogion: Penguin 1976
Jones, Gwyn & Thomas Jones. Mabinogion. J. M. Dent
Davies, Sioned. Mabinogion. OUP.
11 Chretien de Troyes. Arthurian Romance. Tr. W.W. Comfort. J. M. Dent
12 Chretien de Troyes. Percival: The Story of the Grail. D.S. Brewer
13 Bryant, Nigel. Perlesvaus-The High History of the Holy Grail: D.S. Brewer
14 Bruce J. D. Evolution of Arthurian Romance: Peter Smith 1958 15 Loomis R.S. Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages. OUP. 16 Aneirin. Gododdin. Welsh Classics.1990
17 Dumville, David. Sub Roman Britain: History and Legend. 1977
18 Dumville, David. Britons and Anglo-Saxons in the Early Middle Ages: Variorum 1993
19 Morris, John. The Age of Arthur, Vol 1. Phillimore
20 Gildas. The Woes of the Britains. Phillimore
21 Cambrenus Giraldus. History and Topography of Wales. Penguin 1978
22 Adamnan. The life of St Columba. Routledge
23 Tours, Gregory. The History of the Franks. Penguin
24 Llancarfan, Carador. Two Lives of Gildas. Llanerch 1990 25 Bromwich, Rachel. The Arthur of the Welsh. Cardiff Univ Press 1991
26 Roberts, Brynley. Early Welsh Poetry. Nat Lib Wales. 1988
27 Bede. History of the English Church and People. Penguin
28 Malmesbury, William. The Kings before the Norman Conquest. Llanerch 1989
29 Wendover, Roger of. Flowers of History: The History of the Anglo-Saxons to 1235AD. Tr. J.A.Giles. Forgotten Books.
30 Chretien de Troyes. Tristan et Iseut. Larousse Classiques.
31 Thomas of Angleterre. Tristan. Penguin 1976
32 Zosimus. The History of Count Zosimus sometime advocate and chancellor of the Roman. Tr. J.Davis. London.
33 Dillon & Chadwick. The Celtic Realms. Cardinal Books 1973. 34 Anglo Saxon Chronicles. J. M. Dent 1934
Anglo Saxon Chronicles. Tr Michael Swanton. Phoenix Press 2000.
35 Ashe, Geoffrey. The Discovery of King Arthur. Guild Publishing 1985
36 Morte Arthur. Two Early English Romances. London: Everyman, 1912.
37 Laymon & Wace. Arthurian Chronicles: Roman du Brut and Laymon’s Brut. J. M. Dent
38 Ashe Geoffrey. The Quest for Arthur’s Britain. Book Club Assc. 1968
39 Morris, John. The Age of Arthur, Vol 2. Phillimore.
40a. Jordanes. Origins and Deeds of the Goths.
40 Thomas, Charles. Tintagel- Arthur and Archaeology. Batsford
41 Monmouth, Geoffrey. Vita Merlini. Translated by J. J. Parry. 1926
42 Wales, Gerald of. De Instructione Principis-on the Instruction of a Prince. Tr. by Scott McLetchie. Medieval Source Book 1994
43 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Penguin.
44 Spence, Lewis. Celtic Myths and Legend. Gresham. 45 Beroul. The Romance of Tristan. Penguin 1970
46 Strassburg, Gotfried von. Tristan. Penguin 1976
47 Tacitus. The Annals. Book 15
48 Procopius. History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol 2 xxii-xxxiii. Tr. J.B.Bury.
49 History of the Wars Books III and IV The Vandalic War.: Tr. H.B. Dewing.
50 Sidorova, Olga & V. Churakova. A cluster of stratospheric volcanic eruptions in the AD530s recorded in. Global and Planetary Change 23 August 2014. Vols.122-2014 140–150.
51 Baille, M.G.L. ‘Dendrochronolgy Raises Questions About the Nature of the AD 536 Dust Veil Event’ The Holocene 4 (1994).
52 Abbott. D.H. etal. Magnetite and Silicate Spherules from the GISP2 Core at the 536A.D. Horizon. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2008
53 Marden, E.G. & Williams G.V. Catalogue of Cometary Orbits. (International Astronomical Union).1996
54 Tsu, W. S. The Observations of Halley’s Comet in Chinese History. Popular Astronomy Vol. 42
55 Darrah, John. The Real Camelot. Thames and Hudson 56 Apocrapha: Old Testament. CUP.
57 Loomis R. S. The Grail. Constable
58 Voragine, Jacabus. The Golden Legends-Readings on the Saints. Princetown UP 1993
59 The High History of the Holy Grail, Vol. 1 and 2. J. M. Dent 60 Map, Walter. Quest of the Holy Grail. Penguin 1969 61 Chretien de Troyes. Perceval ou Le Roman du Graal. Folio (French)
62 Joseph of Arimathie. Romance of the Holy Grail. Llanerch 63 Lancelot of the Lake: OUP
64 Weston, Jessie. Studies in Medievalism: The Romance of Percival. 1988
65 Frappier J. Chretien de Troyes. Ohio Univ. Press
66 Blarmiris, D. Characterisation in Wolfram’s Parzival. CUP. 1966
67 Duby, Georges. France in the Middle Ages. Blackwell
68 Bromwich, Rachel. Trioedd Ynes Prydein (Triads). University of Wales 1961.
69 Baigent, Leigh. The Temple and the Lodge. Arcade. 1989 70 Hancock, Graham. The Sign and the Seal. Heineman 1992 71 Loomis, R. S. Arthurian Tradition and Chretien de Troyes. OUP
72 Malco & Littleton. From Scythia to Camelot. Garland 1991
73 Mathews, John. The Song of Taliesin. Aquarian Press 1991
74 Spence, Lewis. Celtic myths and legend. Gresham.
75 Rolleston W. Legends of the Celtic Race. Harrap.
76 Gantz, Jeffrey. Early Irish Myths and Sagas. Penguin 1981
77 Loomis, R. S. Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance. Constable 1993
78 Edwards, Elizabeth. A Companion to Malory. (Arthurian Studies) 2000
79 Fields, P. C. The Life and Times of Sir Thomas Mallory. D. S. Brewer 1993
80 Ackroyd, Peter. The House of Dee. Penguin 1994 81 Eschenbach, Wolfram von. Parzival.
82 Wood, Ian. The Merovingian Kingdoms. Longman 1994 83 Caesar Julius. The Conquest of Gaul. Penguin 84 Herodtius. The Histories. Penguin.
85 Charpentier, Louis. Les Templiers. Robert Laffont 1976
86 Baigent, Leigh, Lincoln. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. Corgi. 1983
88 Davies, Soined. Mabinogian. OUP 2008
89 Baroon, W.R.J. The Arthur of the English. UWP 2001

Arthurian Literature

This is a post to aid setting up this site’s structure.

I’ve been writing these notes for over 30 years and every time I’m ready to publish I find something new. As this could go on for ever I decided to publish what I have as an ebook on Kindle and if new stuff come up then update it.

This site contains information on my ebook -“Notes on Arthurian literature” which examine the origins of Arthur and the historical events associated with him.

It include a review of the Celtic origins of the Grail stories and the significance of their appearance at the time of the crusades after the fall of Jerusalem in 1009 and recapture by Godfrei de Boullion in 1099 and their re-emergence in Mallory’s Mort D’Arthur after the fall of Constantinople in 1454.