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Worlds of Arthur : facts & fictions of the Dark Ages

Author: Guy Halsall
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Broadly speaking, there are two Arthurs. On the one hand is the traditional "historical" Arthur, waging a doomed struggle to save Roman civilization against the relentless Anglo-Saxon tide during the darkest years of the Dark Ages. On the other is the Arthur of myth and legend, accompanied by a host of equally legendary people, places, and stories. The big problem with all this, notes Halsall, is that it is next to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Folklore
Named Person: Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.; Artus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Halsall
ISBN: 9780199658176 019965817X 9780198700845 0198700849
OCLC Number: 809617070
Description: xx, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Old worlds. The story of 'King Arthur' ; The matter of Arthur: the traditional narrative ; Swords in the stones: the archaeology of post-imperial Britain --
pt. 2. Present worlds. The antimatter of Arthur: reassessing the written sources ; Continuity or collapse?: the end of Roman Britain ; Beyond brooches and brochs: rethinking early medieval British archaeology --
pt. 3. Mad worlds. Red herrings and old chestnuts --
pt. 4. New worlds? The dark matter of Arthur: changing the framework ; Rethinking the Anglo-Saxon migration and settlement (1): When did the Anglo-Saxons come to Britain? ; Rethinking the Anglo-Saxon migration and settlement (2): The nature and scale of the migration ; Fifth- and sixth-century politics in Britannia ; The end of the 'World of Arthur.'
Responsibility: Guy Halsall.
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The story of King Arthur - probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary of medieval kings.  Read more...

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