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Sir Thomas Malory and Le Morte Darthur

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Sir Thomas Malory and Le Morte Darthur

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Malory’s massive retelling of Arthurian legend reflects deeply on the social order of his times. Grasp how this remarkable text elaborates an ideal code of knightly conduct, and then “tests” it throughout the narrative, comprising a stark commentary on medieval political realities while offering an inspiring vision of what might yet be.


June 14, 2017