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The world of King Arthur

Author: Christopher A Snyder; Samuel Valentino
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback edition
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Examines the historical realities and impact of the Arthurian legends on history and the arts. This book traces the development of Arthurian literature in medieval Europe, moving from Britain and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Legends
Sources
Named Person: Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Snyder; Samuel Valentino
ISBN: 0500289042 9780500289044
OCLC Number: 660133513
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: I Introduction: Who Was Arthur? --
Arthur, Myth and Reality 8 --
Sources of Evidence 12 --
An Outline History 15 --
Timeline 18 II Background: Britons and Romans --
Prehistoric Britain 22 --
Iron Age 23 --
Roman Conquest of Britain 26 --
Coming of Christianity 28 --
Late Roman Britain 29 --
III Age of Arthur (AD 400-600) --
Tyrants and the End of Roman Britain 36 --
Historical Evidence 38 --
Inscriptions 40 --
Archaeological Evidence 41 --
Peoples of Post-Roman Britain 46 --
Britons 47 --
Picts 54 --
Irish 57 --
Saxons 60 --
IV Chronicles of the Britons --
Patrick and Gildas 68 --
Welsh Annals 72 --
History of the Britons 76 --
Geoffrey of Monmouth 80 --
V Legends of the Britons --
Pseudo-Chronicles 88 --
Welsh Tradition 92 --
Breton Material 99 --
French Romances 101 --
Perceval-Grail Tradition 110 --
Tristan Tradition 116 --
Arthurian Tradition and the Medieval World 118 --
Late Medieval English Tradition 121 --
VI Monarchy, Chivalry and the Return of Arthur --
Plantagenets 128 --
Tudors and the Stuarts 132 --
Victorian Revival 137 --
VII Quest for Camelot --
Historical Arthur 146 --
Merlin and Myrddin 154 --
In Search of the Holy Grail 158 --
VIII Conclusion: An Age of Arthur --
Modern Arthurian Fiction 166 --
Arthurian Films and Television 169 --
Arthurian Music 172 --
Once and Future King 174 --
Story of Arthur --
Isle of the Mighty 32 --
Birth of Arthur 64 --
Arthur, Leader of Battles 74 --
Knights of the Round Table 78 --
Beguiling of Merlin 90 --
Lancelot and Guinevere 102 --
Quest for the Holy Grail 108 --
Tristan and Isolde 114 --
Lady of Shalott 140 --
Battle of Camlann 152 --
Isle of Avalon 162.
Other Titles: Exploring the world of King Arthur.
Responsibility: Christopher Snyder ; original illustrations by Samuel Valentino.

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The quality of the illustrations is uniformly first rate, and their generous use, along with Professor Snyder's clear prose, makes this an important addition to the libraries of specialists and Read more...

 
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