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Lacy, Norris J.

Overview
Works: 111 works in 629 publications in 8 languages and 14,749 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Illustrated works  Romances  Reference works  Arthurian romances  Legends  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Adapter, ed, Contributor
Classifications: DA152.5.A7, 809.93351
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norris J Lacy
The Arthurian encyclopedia by Norris J Lacy( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive and critical treatment of Arthurian subjects, artists and works"--Preface
The Arthurian handbook by Norris J Lacy( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om kong Arthur skikkelsen i litteratur og kunst gennem tiderne
The new Arthurian encyclopedia by Norris J Lacy( Book )

23 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like its predecessor, it deals with Arthuriana of all periods, from the earliest legends and texts to the present. Similarly, alongside literature, we have included history and chronicle, archaeology, art, film, and other media ... We have expnded the Encyclopedia from 700 entries to more than 1,200, with contributions from some 130 scholars rather than 94"--Preface
Perceval = Parzival : a casebook( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Chrétien de Troyes( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chretien de Troyes is arguably the creator of Arthurian romance, and it is on his work that later writers have based their interpretations." "This book offers both crucial information on, and a comprehensive coverage of, all aspects of the work of Chretien de Troyes - the literary and historical background, patronage, his influence on other writers, manuscripts and editions of his work and, at the heart of the volume, major essays on his themes, techniques and artistic achievements in each of his compositions."--Jacket
"Moult a Sans et Vallour" : studies in Medieval French literature in honor of William W. Kibler( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William W. Kibler is one of the most productive and versatile medievalists of his generation. Some scholars and students think of him primarily as a specialist in the medieval epic, whereas others consider him to be an Arthurian scholar. He is of course both, but he is also much more: a consummate philologist and editor of texts and also a prolific and accomplished translator. Above all, those who know him best know him as an extraordinarily generous and modest man. The present volume represents an effort by thirty medievalists, specialists in fields as diverse as William Kibler?s interests, t
The Arthurian handbook by Norris J Lacy( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The new Arthurian encyclopedia by Norris J Lacy( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grail, the quest and the world of Arthur by Norris J Lacy( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring French, Dutch, Norse, German and English texts, literary scholars and art historians discuss medieval quest themes, especially but not exclusively the quest for the Holy Grail. A number of the essays trace the relationship, often negative, between Arthurian chivalry and the Grail ethos. Whereas most of the contributors reflect on the popularity of the Grail quest, several examine the comparative rarity of the Grail in certain literatures and define the elaboration of quest motifs severed from the Grail material"--Publisher description
Lancelot-Grail : the Old French Arthurian Vulgate and post-Vulgate in translation by Norris J Lacy( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive account of the story of Arthur, the Round Table and the Grail is to be found in the work known as Lancelot-Grail or the Vulgate Cycle It tells the story of the Arthurian world from the events of the Crucifixion, where the Grail originated, to the death of Lancelot after the destruction of the Round Table. It draws in many different strands, from the pseudo-bistorical stories about Arthur to the romances of chivalric adventure and the spiritual quest for the Grial It consists of five works: the longest is Lancelor, a kind of chivalric history of the Round Table, which leads into the quest for the Grail and Arthur's death. The first two books were added later, and provide an account of events through Arthur's marriage and early military victories. Not long after the cycle was completed, another writer retained the first two books of the Vulgate Cycle but recast the last three books with a rather different emphasis; this version is known as the Post-Vulgate Cycle, and is one of the main sources used by Sir Thomas Malory
A history of Arthurian scholarship by Norris J Lacy( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of critical attention devoted to Arthurian matters
Poetics of love in the Middle Ages : texts and contexts( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the treatment and expression of love in medieval literature and art. These nineteen essays, contributed by recognized authorities on medieval romantic expression, consider a wide variety of texts from the following cultures: French, Arabic, Latin, Hispanic, Hebrew, Provencal, and German
Reading fabliaux by Norris J Lacy( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed readings of 10, and lighter discussions of many others, of the 150 medieval French bawdy poems that scholars generally find it necessary to discuss as a whole, thereby missing important individual characteristics
The romance of Tristran by Béroul( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and French, Old and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic tale of the lovers Tristran and Iseut, a Celtic story that eventually became part of the Arthurian legend, was one the most popular themes of medieval literature, in numerous languages. One of its earliest appearances is the late-twelfth-century Romance of Tristran, written in Old French by Beroul. This volume contains a new, accessible English prose translation of the poem, complete with explanatory notes, based on Sargent-Baur's latest critical edition of the text. A valuable teaching resource for classes in medieval or comparative literature, The Romance of Tristran by Beroul and Beroul II: Student Edition and English Translation will be of interest to anyone fascinated by the origins of Arthurian legend or the literature of the high middle ages. -- Amazon.com
26 chansons d'amour de la Renaissance by Norris J Lacy( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in French and French, Middle and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The craft of Chrétien de Troyes : an essay on narrative art by Norris J Lacy( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Dutch and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Arthurian literature : a guide to recent research by Norris J Lacy( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval Arthuriana
Perceval/parzival : a casebook by Arthur Groos( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series treats the fascinating character of Perceval, the naive and flawed but gifted youth who becomes the Grail hero in some texts and yet is eclipsed in others by Galahad. Also includes eight musical examples
The Legacy of Chrétien de Troyes( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and intertext in medieval Arthurian literature( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical essays and practical analyses focus on the intertextual links between an Arthurian composition and works belonging other genres of kinds of literature. Translations are provided for excerpts from the original Latin, Old French, Middle Dutch, Italian, and Middle English. The 14 essays were presented at a 1993 conference in Bonn
 
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Perceval = Parzival : a casebookA companion to Chrétien de TroyesThe Arthurian handbookThe new Arthurian encyclopediaThe Grail, the quest and the world of ArthurLancelot-Grail : the Old French Arthurian Vulgate and post-Vulgate in translationA history of Arthurian scholarshipMedieval Arthurian literature : a guide to recent research
Alternative Names
Joiner Lacy, Norris 1940-

Lacy, Norris

Lacy, Norris J.

Lacy, Norris Joiner 1940-

Norris J. Lacy American historian

Norris J. Lacy Amerikaans historicus

Norris J. Lacy historiador estadounidense

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