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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 133 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BIBLIQGRAPHY.—There are early printed editions of the Perceval (1530) and of the Perlesvaus (1516 and 1523). The Perceval was edited from the Mons text by Potvin (6 vols., 1866–1871); Syr Percyvelle of Galles, in The Thornton Romances, by Halliwell (1844) for the Camden Society. Parzival exists in numerous editions; critical texts have been edited by Lachmann (1891), Martin (1903) and Leitzmann (1902–1903). For the general reader the most useful text is that of Bartsch in Deutsche Classiker des Mittelalters, as it includes notes and a glossary. Modern German versions are by Simrock (very close to the original) and Hertz (freer, but with excellent notes and appendices) ; Eng. trans. by J. L. Weston (1894). The " Didot " Perceval was published by vol. i. of Le Saint Graal (1875–1878) ; an edition of the Modena text has also been prepared. Perlesvaus was published by Potvin in vol. i. of his edition of Chretien's poem. The Welsh text, with translation, has been edited by Canon Williams. A fine translation by Dr Sebastian Evans is published in " The Temple Classics," under the title of The High History of the Holy Grail. Peredur will be found in Alfred Nutt's edition of the Mabinogion (x902). For the critical treatment of the subject see The Legend of Sir Perceval (Grimm Library, vol. xvii.) ; Perlesvaus by Nitze (1902) ; Legends of the Wagner Drama by J. L. Weston. (J. L. W.)
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