Les épées magiques et légendaires (Excalibur, Durendal, Narsil…)

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When I was a kid I don't know you, but I wanted to be this guy who would manage, against all odds, to remove the sword from the rock. Admit, we all dreamed of finding a legendary sword, something badass like Excalibur, Durendal or Narsil!

Thanks to William Blanc for preparing the show.

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· Martin Aurell, “The sword, the altar and the stoop. Theocracy and Arthurian legend (12th-13th centuries) ”, in Weapons and military games (12th-15th centuries), Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2016, pp. 37-64.
· William Blanc, Le Roi Arthur, a contemporary myth, Paris, Libertalia, 2016 [LINK: http://www.editionslibertalia.com/cat... contemporary]
· William Blanc, Winter is coming, a brief political history of fantasy, Paris, Libertalia, 2019 [LINK: http://www.editionslibertalia.com/cat...]
· William Blanc, lectures at the Morges Castle exhibition (Switzerland): "Weapons and armor in imaginary worlds", May 2018. [LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akHJ4... = 1].
· Joël H. Grisward, "The motif of the sword thrown into the lake: the death of Artur and the death of Batradz", in, Romania, n ° 359, 1969. pp. 289-340. [LINK: www.persee.fr/doc/roma_0035-8029_1969_num_90_359_2702]
Constantin Mihailovic, Memoirs of a Janissary, Toulouse, Anacharsis, 2019 [LINK: http://www.editions-anacharsis.com/Me...]
· Patrick Moran, "The swords of King Arthur", Questes, n ° 11, 2007, p. 26-35 [LINK http://journals.openedition.org/quest.... ]
· The sword. Uses, myths and symbols, Paris, RMN, 2011, catalog of the exhibition dedicated to the sword organized in 2011 by the Cluny museum.
· “Star Wars Featurette: The Birth of the Lightsaber” (LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIefj...].