The Resource The Virgin and the Grail : origins of a legend, Joseph Goering

The Virgin and the Grail : origins of a legend, Joseph Goering

Label
The Virgin and the Grail : origins of a legend
Title
The Virgin and the Grail
Title remainder
origins of a legend
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Goering
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some fifty years before Chretien de Troyes wrote what is probably the first and certainly the most influential story of the Holy Grail, images of the Virgin Mary with a simple but radiant bowl (called a "grail" in local dialect) appeared in churches in the Spanish Pyrenees. In this fascinating book, Joseph Goering explores the links between these sacred images and the origins of one of the West's most enduring legends. While tracing the early history of the grail, Goering looks back to the Pyrennean religious paintings and argues that they were the original inspiration of the grail legend. He explains how storytellers in northern France could have learned of these paintings and how the enigmatic "grail" in the hands of the Virgin came to form the centrepiece of a story about a knight in King Arthur's court. Part of the allure of the grail, Goering argues, was that neither Chretien nor his audience knew exactly what it represented or why it was so important. And out of the attempts to answer those questions the literature of the Holy Grail was born
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
398.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN686.G7
LC item number
G64 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Virgin and the Grail : origins of a legend, Joseph Goering
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-181) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Romance to History -- Chretien de Troyes: Perceval or the Conte du Graal -- Wolfram von Eschenbach: Parzival -- Robert de Boron: Joseph d'Arimathie (La grant estoire dou graal) -- Helinand of Froidmont -- Before Romance: The Virgin and the Grail in the Pyrenees -- The Bishop of Roda/Barbastre and the Churches of Taull -- The Master of St. Clement -- The Virgin and the Grail in the Pyrenees -- Part III. The Historian's Quest -- Perceval and the Grail
Control code
ocn173818129
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281728906
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1140vc
  • 43152649-0ddc-4667-90c8-a0f241cea211
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2427964x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)173818129
  • pebcs0300138202

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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