Symbolism of Medieval Liturgical Motifs in the Arthurian Prose – A Case Study on the Example of The Quest for the Holy Grail (La Queste del Saint Graal) Cover Image
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Symbolika średniowiecznych motywów liturgicznych w powieści arturiańskiej na przykładzie Poszukiwania świętego Graala (La Queste del Saint Graal)
Symbolism of Medieval Liturgical Motifs in the Arthurian Prose – A Case Study on the Example of The Quest for the Holy Grail (La Queste del Saint Graal)

Author(s): Hadrian Kryśkiewicz
Subject(s): History, Cultural history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Arthurian prose; Middle Ages; symbolism; literature; cult; Holy Grail

Summary/Abstract: The presented paper focuses on the topic of liturgical motifs – their variety, as well assymbolism – found in The Quest for the Holy Grail: one of the novel parts that altogetherform the 13th-century saga of Arthurian prose. The main aim of the article is to highlight thereferences and allegories of both religious as well as ideological nature, which have beenimplemented by the (anonymous) author of the writing. What follows is the classification(methodological categorisation) of such motifs, definition of their potential purpose, and – lastbut not the least – an attempt to comprehend their origin in view of the cultural landscape ofthe historical period, in which the Quest has been composed.

  • Issue Year: 453/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 137-153
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish