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Ruled by Merlin: Mirrors for Princes, Counseling Patterns, and Malory’s ‘Tale of King Arthur’

From: Arthuriana
Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2013
pp. 52-66 | 10.1353/art.2013.0021



Malory’s emphasis on Merlin as an infallible advisor lays bare the contradictory nature of counseling patterns advocated by advice texts in the speculum principis tradition.