Arthurian Figures of History and Legend

Arthurian Figures of History and Legend

Author: Frank D. Reno

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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This biographical dictionary separates myth from history by differentiating and defining figures associated with Arthuriana. Entries cover more than 400 legendary and historic figures, and include extensive cross-referencing, maps, illustrations and photographs. An appendix provides a comprehensive character index of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur.

The Fortunes of King Arthur

The Fortunes of King Arthur

Author: Norris J. Lacy

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843840618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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An examination of both the role played by Fortune in Arthurian literature and legend, and the fortunes of the legend itself.

Kitty in the Underworld

Kitty in the Underworld

Author: Carrie Vaughn

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429956048

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 229

The twelfth book in Carrie Vaughn's New York Times bestselling Kitty Norville series, Kitty in the Underworld As Denver adjusts to a new master vampire, Kitty gets word of an intruder in the Denver werewolf pack's territory, and she investigates the challenge to her authority. She follows the scent of the lycanthrope through the mountains where she is lured into a trap, tranquilized, and captured. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a defunct silver mine: the perfect cage for a werewolf. Her captors are a mysterious cult seeking to induct Kitty into their ranks in a ritual they hope will put an end to Dux Bellorum. Though skeptical of their power, even Kitty finds herself struggling to resist joining their cause. Whatever she decides, they expect Kitty to join them in their plot . . . willingly or otherwise. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

King Arthur

King Arthur

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134373765

Category: History

Page: 353

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King Arthur is often written off as a medieval fantasy, the dream of those yearning for an age of strong, just rulers and a contented kingdom. Those who accept his existence at all generally discard the stories that surround him. This exciting new investigation argues not only that Arthur did exist, as a Dark Age chieftain, but that many of the romantic tales - of Merlin, Camelot and Excalibur - are rooted in truth. In his quest for the real King Arthur, Rodney Castleden uses up-to-date archaeological and documentary evidence to recreate the history and society of Dark Age Britain and its kings. He revives the possibility that Tintagel was an Arthurian legend, and proposes a radical new theory - that Arthur escaped alive from his final battle. A location is even suggested for perhaps the greatest mystery, the whereabouts of Arthur's grave. King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend offers a more complete picture of Arthur's Britain and his place in it than ever before. The book's bold approach and compelling arguments will be welcomed by all readers with an interest in Arthuriana.

All That Lives Must Die

All That Lives Must Die

Author: Eric Nylund

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429943017

Category: Fiction

Page: 701

View: 340

Eliot and Fiona Post are twins caught up in an epic custody battle between their mother's and father's families. Their mother is the immortal goddess Atropos, the eldest Fate, and their father is Lucifer, Lord of the infernals, a diabolical fallen angel. The families have put them through rigorous, life-threatening challenges, and together they've risen to combat them in amazing ways. But now they are facing the greatest trial of all—high school. Paxington Unviersity is no normal high school—it's a place where gods and goddesses, warriors and socerers learn to harness their power, where a debate in class can end in a duel, and your classmates aren't simply friends or enemies, but allies in battle or threats to your life. To flunk is to die--only the toughest graduate. As Fiona and Eliot struggle to keep up their grades by surviving the rigorous training, both families are watching. High school is bad enough, but imagine being caught in the midst of an immortal/infernal war... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

King Arthur

King Arthur

Author: Edward Donald Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135367275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 897

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Historic King Arthur

The Historic King Arthur

Author: Frank D. Reno

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786430253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

View: 167

Who was King Arthur? How did the story originate? Through careful research of the many primary documents, a picture of the true Arthur can in fact be set down. He reached power shortly after the Romans evacuated Britain at the end of the fifth century and died at the Battle of Camlann. He became king at 15 under the name of Ambrosius Aurelianus and fought against the Saxons on the mainland as Riothamus, thus explaining the regeneration motif so closely tied to the mythical Arthur. This study reveals that the integrity and ideals central to Arthurian myth were very much a part of the real Arthur.

The Quest for King Arthur

The Quest for King Arthur

Author: James Frost

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426903540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

View: 638

The debate over King Arthur is one of the oldest on record. But up until now all attempts to settle the debate have centred on interpretations of the documentation. But documents, as important as they are, are not the only tools at our disposal. History repeats itself. One of the reasons it does this is that there are a surprisingly large number of things that can only happen one way. Furthermore different societies do certain things in specific ways. Once it is known how these things work, then no documentation is necessary to explain what happened. There is enough information to determine the basic political and military systems the Britons used. It then becomes a matter of using this information to explain what is known of the course of the wars of this period to determine whether or not there is reason to believe that any such hero existed. But the system has other uses as well. Legends also work in specific ways. This technique can also be used to trace the origin of many of the figures and events in the legends.

King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled

King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled

Author: Chris Barber

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473861848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 647

This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller.The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of connections throughout Dark Age Britain, especially Wales and Cornwall, as King Arthur is revealed to have been a hereditary King of the ancient land of the Silures in South Wales. In this way, Chris Barber has set out to reveal the true identity of King Arthur, whose identity has been obscured by the mists of time and the imaginative embellishments of romantic writers through the ages. After sorting fact from fiction, he not only identifies the Celtic prince who gave rise to the legend of Arthur, but reveals his family background, 6th century inscribed stones bearing his name and those of his contemporaries; locations of his courts, battle sites such as Badon Llongborth and Camlann; the identity of his enemies, the ancient Isle of Avalon and his final resting place.

Arthuriana: Early Arthurian Tradition and the Origins of the Legend

Arthuriana: Early Arthurian Tradition and the Origins of the Legend

Author: Thomas Green

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445221106

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 292

View: 105

This book collects together the academic and popular articles which have been published on the author's 'Arthurian Resources' website -- www.arthuriana.co.uk -- between 1998 and 2009.Praise for Thomas Green's 'Concepts of Arthur' (Tempus, 2007)'Valuable to anyone studying the Arthurian legend... vigorous and comprehensive' [Speculum, the Journal of the Medieval Academy of America]'Concepts of Arthur is that rare thing: a book that offers an original and refocused view of the nature of Arthur... I cannot fault or praise highly enough his respectful handling of British myth' [Arthuriana, the Journal of Arthurian Studies]'Demanding but very important' [Simon Young, author of 'AD 500']

Avalon Revisited

Avalon Revisited

Author: María José Álvarez Faedo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039112317

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 467

This book contains a collection of essays dealing with different re-workings of the Arthurian myth. The papers trace the Arthurian myth, inquiring into its origins in Ancient Rome, and pointing out influences from the Dark Ages up to the present. Reference is made to oral tradition, visual narrative and iconic messages in manuscript illumination, the myth in medieval chivalry and the decay of the latter. Parallelisms are drawn with Christian figures and beliefs, with Irish literature and Gaelic mythology, and with novels and films. The methodological approaches and points of view show great diversity: from an inquiry into the historical sources of the myth, to comparative literature, inter-textuality, feminist criticism, analysis of cinema up to a refreshing practical classroom exercise.