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King Arthur: Hero and Legend

Barber, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0312454279 / ISBN 13: 9780312454272
Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York, 1986
Condición: Good+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Pp: vii + 209. Silver titles: sp. Illust. w/ colour & b/w map, photos, drawings, paintings and facsim. docs. Brown cloth bds. Frt. bd. rubbed. Interior leaves are clean and tight. A modern survey of the Arthurian legend from its beginnings to the present day (1986). Includes the works of art, both medieval and modern, inspired by Arthur. N° de ref. de la librería 001546

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Título: King Arthur: Hero and Legend

Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good+

Edición: First U.S. Edition

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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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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 culture, to his continuing modern appeal. This book, perhaps the best one-volume survey of the entire Arthurian field (especially of German, French, and English works) for the nonspecialist, provides a good overview of the legend's development as it was told and retold, embellished by other stories. Recommended both for public and academic libraries.Carolyn M. Craft, English, Philosophy, & Modern Language Dept., Longwood Coll., Farmville, Va.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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