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Arthur's Britain : history and archaeology, AD 367-634

Author: Leslie Alcock
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2001.
Series: Classic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We are all familiar with the heroic deeds and enchantments of the legendary tales surrounding King Arthur. But what evidence is there for a real figure beneath the myth and romance? Arthur's Britain assembles a wealth of information about the history of Arthur by delving into the shadowy period in which he lived. Drawing on evidence from written and archaeological sources, Leslie Alcock, who directed the famous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Arthur, King; Arthur, King; Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Alcock
ISBN: 0141390697 9780141390697
OCLC Number: 46334173
Notes: Originally published: 1971.
Description: xvii, 437 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Nature of the Evidence --
Three Key Texts --
The Arthurian Documents --
The Historical Background, AD 367-490 --
The Historical Background, AD 490-634 --
The Archaeological Background: The Nature of the Evidence --
The Culture of Roman and Sub-Roman Britain --
The Culture of the Britons, AD 450-650 --
The Enemies of the Britons I: Picts and Scots --
The Enemies of the Britons 2: the English --
Economy, Society and Warfare --
Arthur and Britain.
Series Title: Classic history.
Responsibility: Leslie Alcock.
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In this text, Professor Alcock sifts history from myth to contruct a convincing picture of life between the fourth and seventh centuries, when Celtic Britain was abandoned by the legions to the  Read more...

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