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Arthur King of Britain History Chronicle

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 440 pages
Published 1964 by Prentice-Hall
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Sarah Stevens
Nov 04, 2009 rated it liked it
I decided to read this book in an attempt to understand how much of the Arthurian tales are historical, how much is extrapolated, and how much is simply modern day recastings. It was a good primer for the different literature sources of Arthurian legend, and the essays at the end were somewhat useful in giving me a glimpse of the debate and difficulty in ascertaining exactly what is truth and what is romanticized fiction.

I only give this text three stars because it is not really a good general r
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Thom Dunn
First Part titled "History and Pseudo-History includes pertinent sections from Gildas, Bede, Nennius, Annales Cambriae, Wm. of Malmesbury, Giraldus Cambrensis and Ralph Higdon. Part II, Chronicle and Romance has chapters from Mabinogion to Malory---all followed by 100 pages of critical essays and apparatus.
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