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King Arthur: Hero and Legend

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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.

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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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First Published: 31 Oct 1986
13 Digit ISBN: 9780851152547
Pages: 224
Size: 25.5 x 16.8
Binding: Paperback
Imprint: Boydell Press
Subject: Medieval Literature
BIC Class: DSBB

Details updated on 02 Oct 2014