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The World of King Arthur

Christopher Snyder ; original illustrations by Samuel Valentino
Format
Book
Published
London : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
Language
English
ISBN
0500051046
Contents
  • I Introduction: Who Was Arthur?
  • Arthur, Myth and Reality 8
  • Sources of Evidence 12
  • An Outline History 15
  • 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.
Description
192 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-185) and index.
Technical Details
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