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Loomis, Roger Sherman 1887-1966

Overview
Works: 166 works in 738 publications in 4 languages and 19,424 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  History  Legends  Romances  Illustrations  Bibliography  Art  Sources  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Adapter, Other, Compiler, Inscriber
Classifications: PN685, 809.93
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Most widely held works about Roger Sherman Loomis
 
Most widely held works by Roger Sherman Loomis
A mirror of Chaucer's world by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grail, from Celtic myth to Christian symbol by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
41 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The medieval legend of the Grail, a tale about the search for supreme mystical experience, has never ceased to intrigue writers and scholars by its wildly variegated forms: the settings have ranged from Britain to the Punjab to the Temple of Zeus at Dodona; the Grail itself has been described as the chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper, a stone with miraculous youth-preserving virtues, or a vessel containing a man's head swimming in blood. In his classic exploration of the major versions, Roger Sherman Loomis shows how the Grail, once a Celtic vessel of plenty, evolved into the Christian Grail with miraculous powers. Loomis bases his argument on historical examples involving the major motifs and characters in the legends, beginning with the Arthurian legend recounted in the 1180 French poem by Chrétien de Troyes. Loomis's book builds suspense as he proceeds from one puzzle to the next in revealing the meaning behind the legends.--From publisher description
Medieval romances by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
8 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages : a collaborative history by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
42 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of Arthurian romance by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
35 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval English verse and prose in modernized versions by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
14 editions published between 1948 and 1972 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celtic myth and Arthurian romance by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
39 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial. The author sees the vegetarian goddess as the prototype of many damsels in Arthurian romance, and Arthur's knights as the gods of sun and storm. If Loomis's arguments are accepted, where does this leave the historic Arthur?
Arthurian tradition & Chrétien de Troyes by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
33 editions published between 1949 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern English readings by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
33 editions published between 1942 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in medieval literature; a memorial collection of essays by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The romance of Tristram & Ysolt by Thomas( Book )
21 editions published between 1923 and 1982 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representative medieval and Tudor plays by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
10 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and English, Middle and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthurian legends in medieval art by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
30 editions published between 1938 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wales and the Arthurian legend by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
27 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arthurian material in the chronicles, especially those of Great Britain and France by Robert Huntington Fletcher( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to medieval literature, chiefly in England; a reading list and bibliography by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
29 editions published between 1939 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern English readings; biography, short stories, poems, essays, plays, novel by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
8 editions published between 1934 and 1940 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations of medieval romance on tiles from Chertsey abbey by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
21 editions published between 1916 and 1976 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freshman readings by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
7 editions published between 1925 and 1927 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of writing prose by Roger Sherman Loomis( Book )
7 editions published between 1930 and 1946 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Loomis, Roger S.
Loomis, Roger S. 1887-1966
Loomis, Roger Sherman
Loomis, Roger Sherman 1887-1966
Roger Sherman Loomis
Sherman Loomis, Roger 1887-1966
Webster, Kenneth G.T.
Languages
English (446)
German (1)
Czech (1)
English, Middle (1)
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