The Arthur of the North
The Arthurian Legend in the Norse and Rus’ Realms
Distributed for University of Wales Press
The Arthur legends and literature are generally associated with England and France, where they grew up and reached their full flowering. But as early as the thirteenth century, they had also reached Scandinavia and begun influencing poetry and ballads there. The Arthur of the North explores the circumstances of the transmission of Arthurian literature to the Nordic region, with a particular focus on Belarus.
“[These articles] are all first rate contributions. . . . [Arthur of the North] is essential reading not only for those interested in comparative Arthurian studies, but also for those who have any interest in medieval Scandinavian literature.”