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Barber, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 171 works in 970 publications in 4 languages and 26,707 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Folklore  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Arthurian romances  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Singer, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Correspondent, win, Recipient, Dancer
Classifications: PN57.A6, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Richard W Barber
Publications by Richard W Barber
Most widely held works by Richard W Barber
The knight & chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )
85 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,121 libraries worldwide
The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthology by Richard W Barber( Book )
48 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,026 libraries worldwide
Gives the reader an idea of the power and range of Arthurian literature from its beginnings to the present day
King Arthur : hero and legend by Richard W Barber( Book )
40 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 1,572 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 reign of chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )
30 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,369 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 )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,356 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 )
54 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 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 )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,251 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 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 914 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 832 libraries worldwide
King Arthur, in legend and history by Richard W Barber( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 708 libraries worldwide
A companion to world mythology by Richard W Barber( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 666 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 657 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 594 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
The Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses ( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 577 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
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 )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 487 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 )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 397 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 )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The devil's crown : a history of Henry II and his sons by Richard W Barber( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 74 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 libraries worldwide
 
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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
バーバー, リチャード
リチャード・バーバー
Languages
English (561)
Japanese (6)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
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