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Barber, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 275 publications in 4 languages and 8,075 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Folklore  Biography  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Legends  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: PN57.A6, 808.80351
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Publications about Richard W Barber
Publications by Richard W Barber
Most widely held works by Richard W Barber
King Arthur : hero and legend by Richard W Barber( Book )
52 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 2,310 libraries worldwide
The whole subject is brought up to date - Arthurian buffs will want this book. DAILY TELEGRAPHWho was the real Arthur? Why were his knights so famous? Was he buried at Glastonbury? Richard Barber takes the story from the anonymous 8th century chronicler who first listed his battles to the novelists of the 20th century. A clear and readable account of the development of the stories about Arthur and his court from the earliest times to the present day
The knight & chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )
61 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,107 libraries worldwide
The reign of chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 1,384 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
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail
The Penguin guide to Medieval Europe by Richard W Barber( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry and regents in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Tournaments by Richard W Barber( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Describes the exploits of knights competing in tournaments during the Middle Ages
Die Geschichte des Turniers by Richard W Barber( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Les Tournois by Richard W Barber( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Pilgrimages by Richard W Barber( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthology by Richard W Barber( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Gives the reader an idea of the power and range of Arthurian literature from its beginnings to the present day
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 )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Henry Plantagenet by Richard Barber( Book )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Biography of King Henry II of 12th century England
Cavalieri del Medioevo by Richard W Barber( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A dictionary of fabulous beasts by Richard W Barber( Book )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 9 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
Hero and legend by Richard W Barber( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 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
Legends of King Arthur by Richard Barber( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"The image of Arthur has haunted the poets and writers of western Europe for nearly nine centuries, and there is no sign of an end to the reign of the 'once and future king'. Sir Thomas Malory, creating his masterpiece Le Morte Darthur half a millennium ago, welded together the widely varied stories he knew to make a continuous narrative. This anthology of the legends of Arthur does the opposite: it aims to show the diversity of those legends, and to illustrate the ways in which poets and writers created new stories around the great heroes, or told the same story in different ways."--BOOK JACKET
The Holy Grail : imagination and belief by Richard W Barber( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 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
Arthurian literature ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Barber, R. W.
Barber, R. W. 1941-
Barber, R. W. (Richard W.)
Barber, Ričard.
Barber, Richard
Barber Richard 1941-....
Barber , Richard W.
Barber, Richard W. 1941-
Barber, Richard William 1941-
バーバー, リチャード
Languages
English (194)
German (6)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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