The Complete King Arthur

The Complete King Arthur Many Faces, One Hero

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Publisher's Synopsis

Presenting the culmination of more than 40 years' research, John and Caitlìn Matthews examine the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about the existence of King Arthur. Drawing on modern techniques in archaeology and scholarship, they reconstruct the history of the 6th century in Britain, the period when the first unambiguous references to Arthur appear. They explore the history of every Arthur candidate, the geographical arguments that have placed him in different locations, and the evidence for his life and famous battles fought against the Saxons. Was the greatest British hero of all time not a king but a 2nd-century Roman officer active around Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria? A 5th-century soldier who operated in areas as far apart as Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, or Brittany? Or an entirely mythical fiction that provided a figure of light during a dark period of British history?

Book information

ISBN: 9781620555996
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Imprint: Inner Traditions
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.014
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 400 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 574g
Height: 230mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 23mm