Everyone has heard of the Dark-Age hero Arthur, but who was he? Stories about him and his Round Table have been told and retold in numerous languages. Interest in him and his myth persists. But how did he come to have such a fine reputation? Was he really a king, or just a powerful warrior? This rich anthology of Arthurian texts, many of which are here translated into English for the first time, provides an invaluable insight into the mysterious figure of Arthur.
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Richard White is Visiting Lecturer at Tamagawa University, Tokyo.Review:
...a treasure-house ...the reader of this anthology will acquire a greater awarenss of the richness and diversity of the representation of the figure of King Arthur which existed in medieval literature and history.
[Richard Whites] new book can only enhance his reputation, for he has gathered in one volume all the early records of Arthur. This has been attempted before...but never has it been done so thoroughly....The legend is susceptible to any number of other interprestations, and what Richard White has done, so valuably, is to give us their raw material--the very stuff of dreams.
–The Wall Street Journal, 3/27/98
[Offers] an intriguing picture of Arthur and of the very different cultures that made use of him.
–Publishers Weekly , 2/2/98
Recommended for public and academic libraries or wherever there is strong Arthurian interest.
An excellent anthology, this will prove the foundation of any Arthurian collection.
–The Midwest Book Review
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Descrizione libro WEIDENFELD NICOLSON, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0460877828
Descrizione libro WEIDENFELD NICOLSON, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110460877828