I usually do not write here about the non-fiction arthurian books I read because I’ve always preferred talking about novels and how the author write a certain character. But this book is really amazing.
I quote from amazon:Little, if anything, is known historically of Arthur, yet for centuries the romances of Arthur and his court dominated the imaginative literature of Europe in many languages. The roots of this vast flowering of the Arthurian legend are to be found in early Welsh tradition and this volume gives an account of the Arthurian literature produced in Wales, in both Welsh and Latin, during the Middle Ages.The distinguished contributors offer a comprehensive view of recent scholarship relating to Arthurian literature in early Welsh and other Brythonic sources. The volume includes chapters on the “historical” Arthur, Arthur in early Welsh verse, the legend of Merlin, the tales of Culhwch ac Olwen, Geraint, Owain, Peredur, The Dream of Rhonabwy and Trystan ac Esyllt. Other chapters investigate the evidence for the growth of the Arthurian theme in the Triads and in the Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth, and discuss the Breton connection and the gradual transmission of the legend to the non-Celtic world.Also, I know there are other similar books: Arthur of the French, Arthur of the English, Arthur of the Germans.
I’ll let you know how they are as soon as I read them!
Do you have any idea how fucking pissed off I was about this?! Merida is what, 13? And they SEXUALIZED her. They have her curves and a bigger bust and of course her hair goes from wild to “slightly wild sexy curls”. Thank you Disney. If you wanted to change a Disney princess maybe you could’ve made Jasmine more middle-eastern and give her some clothes that reflect her status as a princess