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Movie Review: Tristan and Isolde

As far as medieval movies go, Tristan and Isolde definitely isn’t the worst I’ve seen. I was looking for a movie to watch after work, and I thought, hey, James Franco, Sophia Moyles, Henry Cavill, and Rufus Sewell, all directed by Ridley Scott?! – this can’t be that bad. Well, it was pretty bad, but it wasn’t the worst 2 hours of my life. So what went wrong?

The Isles of Scilly, Lost Peaks of Lyonesse?

Twenty-eight miles off the coast of Cornwall, the Scilly Isles rise above the waves of the Atlantic.

Chivalry, Adultery, Ambiguity: The Image of Tristan and Isolde in Medieval Art

Tristan and Isolde is an Arthurian legend, the origins of which predate Arthur’s Roundtable. Scholars generally agree that the story of Tristan and Isolde is Celtic in origin.

The transformation of homosexual Liebestod in sagas translated from Latin

The transformation of homosexual Liebestod in sagas translated from Latin Ashurst, David Saga-Book (2002) Abstract The focus of this article will be on a series of texts in which one warrior dies clasping the body of a fallen comrade; but before concentrating on that theme I must explain the term liebestod, ëlove- deathí, and its […]

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