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Barber, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 169 works in 976 publications in 4 languages and 25,547 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Folklore  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Singer, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: CR4509, B
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Most widely held works by Richard W Barber
The knight & chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )

81 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthology by Richard W Barber( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the reader an idea of the power and range of Arthurian literature from its beginnings to the present day
The reign of chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,377 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Henry Plantagenet by Richard W Barber( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of King Henry II of 12th century England
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 WorldCat member 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 )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur of Albion: an introduction to the Arthurian literature and legends of England by Richard W Barber( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The figure of Arthur by Richard W Barber( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to world mythology by Richard W Barber( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the medieval monuments, trade and town life, religion, secular power, and the intellectual atmosphere of the Middle Ages in Europe
A dictionary of fabulous beasts by Richard W Barber( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some 600 entries range from the briefest factual description (if a myth can be said to be a fact) to a detailed historical essay on beasts from mythology, beasts that have been fabulously described, and creatures that are not entirely human or largely spiritual
Samuel Pepys Esquire, Secretary of the Admiralty to King Charles & King James the Second by Richard W Barber( Book )

22 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Brief lives by John Aubrey( Book )

39 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Barber introduces Aubrey and his world, and tells how the lives came into being; he provides a full edition in modern spelling, reproducing as closely as possible what Aubrey wrote, in a vision that will allow many readers to enjoy the work
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 )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Bestiary was created during the 13th century. The 136 illustrations afford insight into medieval interpretations of natural history, travellers' tales and mysticism. They are accompanied by a translation of the original Latin text
Myths and legends of the British Isles( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member 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
Pilgrimages by Richard W Barber( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's crown : a history of Henry II and his sons by Richard W Barber( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion guide to Gascony and the Dordogne by Richard W Barber( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Holy Grail : imagination and belief
Alternative Names
Barber, R. G.

Barber, R. W.

Barber, R. W. 1941-

Barber, R. W. (Richard W.)

Barber, Ričard.

Barber, Richard

Barber Richard 1941-....

Barber, Richard G.

Barber, Richard L.

Barber , Richard W.

Barber, Richard W. 1941-

Barber, Richard William 1941-

Richard Barber britischer Mittelalterhistoriker

Richard Barber British historian

Richard Barber britisk historikar

Richard Barber britisk historiker

Richard Barber Brits historicus

Richard Barber brittisk historiker

Richard Barber storico britannico

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The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthologyThe reign of chivalryThe Holy Grail : imagination and beliefHenry PlantagenetTournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle AgesEdward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine : a biography of the Black PrinceA dictionary of fabulous beastsThe Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses