Lancelot–Grail Cycle, France, medieval literature
One of the most remarkable monuments of medieval literature in any language is the thirteenth-century French Lancelot–Grail Cycle (also called the Prose Lancelot, the Vulgate Cycle of Arthurian Romance, or the Pseudo-Map Cycle—the last because the texts identify the author as Walter Map, who complicated matters, however, by dying well before the cycle was written). Before turning to the subject indicated in my title, I'll situate the cycle and offer a few details about its phenomenal importance.
Lacy, Norris J.
"Guinevere's Kidneys, or The Lancelot–Grail Cycle and the Rise of Realism,"
Quidditas: Vol. 15
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol15/iss1/3