Barber, Richard W.
Most widely held works by Richard W Barber
The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthology ( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 1,766 libraries worldwide
Gives the reader an idea of the power and range of Arthurian literature from its beginnings to the present day.
The knight and chivalry by Richard W Barber ( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
King Arthur : hero and legend by Richard W Barber ( Book )
15 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
The reign of chivalry by Richard W Barber ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
An illustrated history of medieval knighthood traces the origins of chivalry and its development into a romantic tradition and the effect of chivalric ideas on society, religion, and literature
The Holy Grail : imagination and belief by Richard W Barber ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,303 libraries worldwide
"Barber traces the history of the stories surrounding the Holy Grail, beginning with Chretien de Troyes, who in the twelfth century first imagined the famous scene in which a mysterious golden vessel adorned with jewels was paraded before the eyes of an untested youth. The author died before he could complete his tale, and the unsolved mystery of the Grail has haunted us ever since. By a long series of imaginative transformations, the grail has moved from the sphere of romance to religion, and in twentieth-century popular culture has become an emblem of mysticism and man's highest aspirations, intimately linked with the central ritual of the Christian faith."--BOOK JACKET.
Myths and legends of the British Isles ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
Includes material on King Lear, Hamlet, Merlin, Taliesin, King Arthur, Beowulf, Cuchulain, the Mabinogi, the voyage of St. Brendan, St. Joseph of Arimathea and Glastonbury, St. George, Helena and the true cross, King Harold, Hereward the Wake, Richard the Lionheart, Havelok the Dane, Guy of Warwick, Robin Hood, Macbeth, and Lady Godiva, among others.
Henry Plantagenet by Richard W Barber ( Book )
26 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
"Henry II is the most imposing figure among the medieval kings of England. His fiefs and domains extended from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, and his court was frequented by the greatest thinkers and men of letters of his time, besides ambassadors from all over Europe." "Richard Barber's life of Henry is both a study of his character and an estimate of his work as a ruler, work which is in a sense the history of his life, since it occupied his entire energies from his accession at the age of twenty-one to his death thirty-five years later. From the desolate and lawless anarchy of Stephen's reign, and against the opposition of the great magnates and the Church, he built in England a stable and prosperous realm, and welded his diverse inheritance overseas into a single and, by the standards of the time, peaceful unit." "This task was beset with difficulties: the independence of the great lords; the opposition of the Church which resulted in the quarrel with Thomas Becket and the latter's violent death; and the ambition of his sons, encouraged by their mother Eleanor of Aquitaine to revolt against him. But although Henry ultimately died a fugitive and defeated king, he left an enduring mark on England: the foundations of a nation state that has endured through the turmoil of eight hundred years of history."--BOOK JACKET.
The companion guide to Gascony and the Dordogne by Richard W Barber ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail.
Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine : a biography of the Black Prince by Richard W Barber ( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Arthur of Albion: an introduction to the Arthurian literature and legends of England by Richard W Barber ( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 831 libraries worldwide
The figure of Arthur by Richard W Barber ( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
A companion to world mythology by Richard W Barber ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Alphabetically lists the gods of such diverse cultures as Polynesia, Japan, and ancient Greece, with substantial accounts of their exploits.
The Penguin guide to Medieval Europe by Richard W Barber ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
King Arthur, in legend and history by Richard W Barber ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Pilgrimages by Richard W Barber ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Bestiary being an English version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford M.S. Bodley 764 : with all the original miniatures reproduced in facsimile by Bodleian Library ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
A dictionary of fabulous beasts by Richard W Barber ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
The Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
"Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark and dangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons established themselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk and within court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile - womenfolk as well as men - they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but not invariably through the medium of a clerk." "Richard Barber uses his wide-ranging knowledge of the medieval world to set the correspondence in context and follow the fortunes of the family. The letters vividly convey the urgency, and sometimes the violence, of the family's preoccupations: defending property, fighting court cases, making the right alliances, and, on the domestic side, managing their estates, conducting their courtships, stocking their cupboards. Selected and presented here with a linking narrative, they bring the middle ages triumphantly to life."--BOOK JACKET.
A strong land & a sturdy : England in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Through a study of the political and social institutions, the rulers, artists, scientists and craftsmen of the Middle Ages, examines what everyday life in medieval times was like and what links with the era still survive.
Animals Animals, Mythical Animals--Folklore Art Arthur,--King Arthurian romances Bestiaries Biography Britons--Kings and rulers Celtic antiquities Chivalry Civilization Civilization, Medieval Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dictionaries Didactic literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) Early works Edward,--Prince of Wales,--1330-1376 England England--Oxford Europe Exhibition catalogs Folklore France--Dordogne River Valley France--Gascony Grail Grail--Legends Great Britain Guidebooks Henry--II,--King of England,--1133-1189 Historic sites History John,--King of England,--1167-1216 Juvenile works Kings and rulers Knights and knighthood Legends Literature Manners and customs Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) Middle Ages Mythology Mythology, British Paston family Pepys, Samuel,--1633-1703 Pilgrims and pilgrimages Princes Richard--I,--King of England,--1157-1199 Sources Translations
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