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The Arthurian legend in modern Breton culture

Le Saux, F. (2019) The Arthurian legend in modern Breton culture. In: Lloyd-Morgan, C. and Poppe, E. (eds.) Arthur in the Celtic Languages. Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages (IX). University of Wales Press, Cardiff, pp. 320-335. ISBN 9781786833

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Arthur does not feature prominently in contemporary Breton-language literature. The once and future king was predominantly perceived as British rather than Breton. However, the legend is appropriated by the artist, writer and novelist Xavier de Langlais (1906-1975), who merges Great and Little Britain into a single political and cultural unit under Arthur in his Romant ar Roue Arzhur.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
ID Code:98702
Publisher:University of Wales Press

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