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Mixing Memory and Desire:
The Re-Emergence of the Grail
In the Industrial World
By Mary Jones
Senior Honor Thesis
West Chester University
West Chester, PA
Dr. Elizabeth Nollen, Project Director
April 15, 2001
"Accompanying the attendants was a beautiful, gracious, and elegantly attired young lady holding between her two hands a graal of fine pure gold, adorned with many kinds of precious jewels, the richest and most costly found on sea or land, those on the bowl undowbtedly more valuable than others."
--Chretien de Troyes, Perceval
Much thanks to Dr. John Kelly, without whose help this could not have been completed.
For my parents, who first introduced me to the legend.
Table of Contents:
II.A Brief History of Grail Romance
III.The Industrial Revolution
IV.Science and the Occult
V.World War I and Modernism
VI.The Third Reich's Search for the Grail
VII.The Grail in the New World Order