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Text Category: Continental Arthurian

Cornish by way of Breton:

  • Merlin the Diviner

    French and Anglo-Norman Arthurian Texts


  • The Lai of Tyolet

    Robert de Boron
    The Modena Manuscript: from the Le Roman du Graal, translated by Dell Skeels:

  • Perceval
  • Mort Artu

    Chretien de Troyes

  • Cliges
  • Erec et Enide
  • Lancelot, or, the Knight of the Cart
  • Yvain, or, the Knight With the Lion
    Though there is no online version of Perceval, or, the Story of the Grail, the following are from the continuations of the romance of Perceval, left unfinished by Chretien de Troyes:
  • The Elucidation: the Pseudo-Chretien prologue
  • Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys: from the Perceval Continuation One: Pseudo-Wauchier
  • Sir Gawain at the Grail Castle: also from the Perceval Continuation One: Pseudo-Waucheir

    Marie de France:

  • Lais (But especially see those below)
  • Lanval
  • Chevrefoil (a version of Tristan and Iseult)

    Breton Texts:

  • Bran

    German Texts:

  • Diu Krône: The Crown (Gawain and the Grail) [Selections from the text, translated by Jessie L. Weston]

    Dutch Texts:

  • Morien

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