King Arthur: Hero and Legend

October 1986
28 colour, 58 black and white illustrations
224 pages
25.5x16.8 cm
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS037010, LIT011000, HIS015000

King Arthur: Hero and Legend

Richard Barber

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The whole subject is brought up to date - Arthurian buffs will want this book. DAILY TELEGRAPH
Who 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.


A welcome paperback re-issue of a much-used edition. YEAR'S WORK IN MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES
Un manuel d'initiation couvrant avec elegance un millenaire de culture. CAHIERS DE CIVILISATION MEDIEVALE
Authoritative but accessible...[an] admirable survey... If you want a reliable overview of this phenomenal figure as he is developed and refurbished, then you can't do much better than this. PENDRAGON

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