Contested Language in Malory’s Morte Darthur

The Politics of Romance in Fifteenth-Century England

  • Authors
  • Ruth Lexton

Part of the Arthurian and Courtly Cultures book series (SACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ruth Lexton
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ruth Lexton
    Pages 139-171
  4. Ruth Lexton
    Pages 173-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-248

About this book


Examining Malory's political language, this study offers a revisionary view of Arthur's kingship in the Morte Darthur and the role of the Round Table fellowship. Considering a range of historical and political sources, Lexton suggests that Malory used a specific lexicon to engage with contemporary problems of kingship and rule.


England language politics

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