King Arthur: Hero and Legend

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Boydell Press, 1986 - History - 209 pages
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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.
 

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Barber traces the development of Arthur, one of the greatest of all heros, from his actual life, about which we know little, through his remolding into legend by various generations to reflect their ... Read full review

Contents

The Elusive Hero
1
Arthur the Emperor
17
Arthur and his Court
47
Tristan and Parzival
85
The English Poems
103
The Flower of Chivalry
114
Arthur and Popular Tradition
126
King Arthur in the Nineteenth Century
146
Visions and Revisions
179
Sources of Illustrations
201
lndex
202
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