The Virgin and the Grail : origins of a legend / Joseph Goering.
Some fifty years before Chretien de Troyes wrote what is probably the first and certainly the most influential story of the Holy Grail, images of the Virgin Mary with a simple but radiant bowl (called a "grail" in local dialect) appeared in churches in the Spanish Pyrenees. In this fascina...
New Haven, Conn. :
Yale University Press,
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