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This article is from the Arthurian Booklist FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore tittle@io.com with numerous contributions by others.

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Hibbert, Christopher, The Search for King Arthur (London, 1972?)
Another one of the survey studies of the legend of Arthur.

Holmes, Urban Tigner. Chretien de Troyes. New York: Twayne Publishers,
1970, 59 - 71.

Hopkins Andrea. Chronicles of King Arthur. Viking Penguin Books 1994.
ISBN 0-670-85232-5.

Jaffray, Robert, King Arthur and the Holy Grail an examination of the
early literature pertaining to the legends of King Arthur and of the
Holy Grail, together with a brief review of the theories relating to
the latter-intended... (New York, G.P. Putnam, 1928).

Jenkins, Elizabeth The Mystery of King Arthur (NY: Coward, McCann &
Geoghegan, Inc., 1975; London: George Rainbird, 1975.) This is a
pictorial coffee book in the best sense of the word. It's the standard
survey through the material with contemporary illustrations ranging
from a photograph of the white horse at Uffington and the late Roman
cataphract from Dura-Europos proceeding through mediaeval
illustrations, many in colour and ending up with the Victorian
paintings of William Morris and Edward Burn Jones.

Jones, Bedwyr Lewis, Arthur Y Cymry, The Welsh Arthur (University of
Wales Press, Cardiff, 1975). It discusses in great detail exactly what
information we have about Arthur, and -- more importantly -- considers
what kind of conclusions can be drawn about the real origins of these
sources.

Jones, William Lewis, King Arthur in History and Legend (Cambridge,
Eng. University Press, 1911, 1914, 1933).

Jung, Emma and Marie-Louise von Franz, The Grail Legend (Sigo Press,
1986. ISBN 0-938434-08-X.)

Karr, Phyllis Ann. The King Arthur Companion. Albany: Chaosium, 1983.

Kittregge, George Lyman, Arthur and Gorlagon (Boston: Ginn and Co.,
1903).

Lacy, Norris J., ed, The Arthurian Encyclopedia (ISBN: 0-85115-253-8).
The first reference book to offer a comprehensive and critical
treatement of Arthurian topics. This work involves over 50 scholars
and contains a wide range of entries in the arts and media; Arthurian
characters; history, legend and archaelogy; themes and motifs; and a
wealth of literature. Illustrated.

Lacy, Norris J. et. al. The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. Hamden, CT:
Garland, 1991. For some reason, this is harder to find than the
earlier version.

Lagorio, Valerie M. and Mildred Leake Day, eds., King Arthur through
the Ages (New York:Garland Pub, 1990). Two volumes: one is almost
exclusively about medieval versions of the legend, the other is
focused on 19th and 20th century versions.

Lampo, Hubert and Pieter Paul Koster, Arthur and the Grail (London:
Sidgwick & Jackson, 1988). Originally published in Dutch under Arthur.
Introduction by Colin Wilson.

Lewis, Charles Bertram. Classical mythology and Arthurian romance; a
study of the sources of Chrestien de Toryes' "Yvain" and other
Arthurian romances, by Charles Bertram Lewis. London, New York [etc.]
Pub. for St. Andrews university by H. Milford, Oxford university
press, 1932.

Lindsay, Jack, Arthur and his times : Britain in the Dark Ages (London
: Frederick Muller, c1958).

Littleton, C. Scott and Linda A. Malcor, From Scythia to Camelot: A
Radical Reassessment of the Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the
Round Table, and the Holy Grail (Garland Publishing, Inc., New York &
London, 1994). From Dr. Malcor "In this book my co-author and I argue
that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions do not derive
from Celtic folklore and mythology, but rather from the folklore and
mythology of the Alans and the Sarmatians, Northeast-Iranian speaking
steppe nomads who invaded Europe in the final days of the Roman
Empire. Although this book contains a complete scholarly apparatus, we
have written it primarily to be enjoyed by the intelligent lay reader
who wants to spend a few evenings taking a new look at the origins of
Arthurian tradition."

Loomis, Richard. The Development of Arthurian Romance. New York:
Norton, 1970.

Loomis, Roger Sherman, Arthurian Tradition and Chretien de Troyes,
(New York, Columbia University Press [1949]).

Loomis, Roger Sherman, Arthurian legends in medieval art (London,
Oxford University Press; New York, Modern Language Association of
America, 1938).

Loomis, Roger Sherman, Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages: a
collaborative history (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1959).

Loomis, Roger Sherman, Celtic myth and Arthurian romance (New York,
Columbia University Press, 1927, reprints).

Loomis, Roger Sherman, Wales and the Arthurian legend (Cardiff,
University of Wales Press, 1956).

Loomis, Roger Sherman, The Grail: from Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol
(Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1991. ISBN 0-691-02075-2.)

 

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