'Translated from the French by Jon Graham.'. 'Originally published: Le graal. Paris: Editions Retz, c1982.'
1 The grail of Chretien de Troyes. 2 The Franco-British grail. 3 The Cistercian grail. 4 The Germano-Iranian grail: Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival. 5 The meaning of the quest
'The Celtic tales on which the Grail legend is based emphasize the theme of the Quest. Throughout his exploration of several versions of this myth that appeared in the Middle Ages, Jean Markale digs deep beneath the Christian veneer of these tales, allowing us to penetrate to the true meaning of the Grail and its Quest, legacies of a rich Celtic spirituality that has nourished the Western psyche for centuries.'