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dc.contributor.authorPyrdum, Carl Srigley
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T19:59:51Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T19:59:51Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.otherpyrdum_carl_s_200012_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pyrdum_carl_s_200012_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20132
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines three works of Arthurian literature, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Reggum Britannie, the 12th century Of Arthour and Merlin, and Thomas Malory's La Morte Darthur, correlating the depiction of the circumstances of Arthur's siring, birth, and accession with the laws and attitudes concerning primogeniture in medieval England. The thesis seeks to prove that Arthur is a figure whose dubious birth tale is seized by authors with political agendas and used as a means of commenting upon and arguing against the system of primogeniture, revealing it to be a construct insufficient to produce kings and heirs fit to rule England.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectKing Arthur
dc.subjectPrimogeniture
dc.subjectInheritance
dc.subjectSuccession
dc.subjectMedieval England (1100-1500)
dc.subjectThomas Malory
dc.subjectGeoffrey of Monmouth
dc.subjectHistoria Reggum Britannie (History of the Kings of England)
dc.subjectLa Morte Darthur
dc.subjectOf Arthour and Merlin
dc.titleArthur the bastard king
dc.title.alternativeinheritance and legitimacy in the Arthurian literature of medieval England
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorJudith Shaw
dc.description.committeeJudith Shaw
dc.description.committeeWilliam Provost
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Kraft


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