Figure of Merlin in Thirteenth-Century French Romance
|Author: ||MacDonald, Aileen|
A consideration of Merlin's Christlike-Antichristlike duality and of a the progression of Merlin's role in three cycles - that of Robert de Boron, the Vulgate, and the Post Vulgate - which substantiates that the three are related, each growing out of its predecessor.
". . . this book offers interesting insights into an original figure of medieval fiction and into little-known texts which fully deserve this kind of attention, and it opens up tantalizing perspectives on the principles and ways of writing of thirteenth-century French romance." -- Speculum