Supplementary Reading

Derek Pearsall, Arthurian Romance: A Short Introduction (Blackwell Publishing, 2003)

An accessible textbook which provides a neat overview of the development of Arthurian Literature in less than 200 pages. Whilst not as in-depth as some other scholarly works, this is a great starting point for those wanting to move beyond the core texts and it develops upon much of what has been discussed in the talk today.

Alan Lupak, The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend (Oxford University Press, 2005)

A step up from Pearsall, the Oxford Guide covers some of the more obscure Arthurian texts alongside the major works. As well as providing a critical history of the legends, the guide also contains a useful A-Z of Arthurian characters, places and symbols and an extensive bibliography with links to numerous other Arthurian resources.

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