Been sorting through Uriens of Gorre vs Urien of Rheged. Have it mostly in order. Grand Bibliography has 2610 sources. Manuscript is 1375 pages. Tomorrow (Thursday) is an off day. So, until Friday, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Ash Caton will be writing the Foreword to The Round Table and Knights volume of Circle of Logres: Encyclopædia Arthuriana. Welcome aboard, Ash! 😎
Ivan Grabar will be writing the Afterword to the Round Table and Knights volume of Circle of Logres: Encyclopædia Arthuriana. Welcome aboard Ivan! 😃
I want to “freeze” the Grand Bibliography soon. I only have 249 more old emails to process (presently back to 11 January 2018). The Grand Bibliography is currently 2234 sources. Manuscript is 1291 pages.
I am also continuing to find physical and/or digital versions of some few Arthurian “source texts” that I am missing (dating up to AD 1635). I do include sources from after that date, but they are considered “nonMediæval Arthurian source texts”, or rather “non-core texts”. By the mid-1600s, true modern fiction had begun to emerge. That is why “the time of Shakespeare” (+/-) is my “cut-off” for “core texts”.
I am also going through the physical copies of all of my Arthuriana-based books and cataloguing their content based on the 30 topic areas across the sixteen volumes of the project. Those areas are Logres, Arthur, Guinevere, Perceval, Galahad, Grail, Merlin, Morgan, Mordred, Avalon, Gawain, Round Table, Knights, Lancelot, Lady of the Lake, Tristan, Isolde, Camelot, Excalibur, Cornwall, Wales, France, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians, Romans, Picts, Scots, and the Irish. 😀
Those are presently the three major “tasks-at-hand”. I feel that they are reasonable and interrelated. This project has indeed become a true Magnum Opus. 😱😁😶
Tomorrow (Monday) is another work day. So until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎