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Les tombeaux royaux de l'historia Regum Britanniae

Le Saux, F. (2020) Les tombeaux royaux de l'historia Regum Britanniae. In: Girbea, C., Voicu, I. and Anton, C. (eds.) Miroirs arthuriens entre images et mirages: Actes du XXIVe Congrès de la Société Internationale Arthurienne, Bucarest, 20-27 juillet 2014. Brepols, pp. 299-310. ISBN 9782503579917

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The royal tombs in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae chart the parallel cultural development of Britain and Rome. Some are modelled on classical monuments, while others look back to the era of giants, creating a tension between two figures of Breton salvation : Arthur and Cadwallader. The use by the medieval authors of pilgrims' guides to the monuments of Rome is explored.

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Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS)
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