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Warriors of Arthur

Author: John Matthews; R J Stewart
Publisher: London ; New York : Blandford Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the culture, weapons, and places associated with King Arthur ranging from the true sixth century origins to the romances and chronicles of the Middle Ages.
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Genre/Form: Arthurian romances
Named Person: Arthur, King; Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Matthews; R J Stewart
ISBN: 0713719001 9780713719000 0713721464 9780713721461
OCLC Number: 21594470
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The legends of Arthur. The basic legend --
Geoffrey of Monmouth ---
Wace --
Chrétien de Troyes --
The Vulgate Cycle --
The Morte d'Arthur --
Chivalry --
Courtly love --
Henry II --
Edward III --
The Order of the Garter --
The knight --
Lugh Strong-Arm and the three queens. The Celtic Camelot. The Romans in Britain and their withdrawal --
The British church --
Gildas --
Vortigern --
The Saxons --
Ambrosius --
Merlin --
Dux Bellorum --
Historical sources --
The blundering hero [Peredur]. Warriors male and female. The Celtic warrior --
Warrior women --
Goddesses --
Minerva --
Celtic gods and the Druids --
Queen Boudicca --
The hag --
Scathach --
Riddles --
The abduction and rescue of Gwenhwyfar the queen. Battle on land and sea. Nennius and the battles --
Conflict at sea --
Arthur and naval warfare --
Camlan, the last battle --
Kei and the giant. Magical weapons and warriors. Legend and archaeology --
Celtic traditions --
Kingship --
Weapons and mobility --
The heroes --
The original knights of Arthur --
The warriors of Arthur --
Merlin and the Druids --
Origin of the name 'Merlin' --
Magicians, priests, and spies --
The beheading game. Celtic frenzy. Arthur through time --
Arthurian miracles --
Arthur in politics --
Nationalism --
Paradoxes --
Owein of the ravens.
Responsibility: John Matthews & Bob Stewart ; illustrated by Richard Hook.

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Describes the culture, weapons, and places associated with King Arthur ranging from the true sixth century origins to the romances and chronicles of the Middle Ages.

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