The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief

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Barber traces the history of the legends surrounding the Grail, beginning with Chretien de Troyes's great romances of the twelfth century and the medieval Church's religious version of the secular ideal. He pursues the myths through Victorian obsessions and enthusiasms to the popular bestsellers of the late twentieth century that have embraced its mysteries. From Lancelot to Parsifal, chivalric romances to Wagner's "Ring," T. S. Eliot to Monty Python, the Grail has fascinated and lured the Western imagination from beyond ...

The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief 2005, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674018150

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The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief 2004, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

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The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief 2004, Allen Lane

ISBN-13: 9780713992069

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