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Concepts of Arthur Paperback – 24 Jan 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; UK ed. edition (24 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752444611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752444611
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,303,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 --Arthuriana, the Journal of Arthurian Studies

'Concepts of Arthur' is an inspiring read which does not disappoint those who want a satisfying contextualising of disparate evidence.
--Pendragon, the Journal of the Pendragon Society

Synopsis

Ever since Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century there has been an effort to show that the Arthur of Celtic legend was based on an historical figure. In this re-examination of all the early literature Thomas Green argues that all such attempts involve special pleading. Thus, far from being an historical figure mythicized, Arthur emerges as a mythical and/or folkloric figure historicized. The evidence reveals that he was essentially the defender of Britain from all threats, with an intimate connection with the Underworld. Looking at the latest research into Celtic and Indo-European deities, the author concludes with the suggestion that Arthur may well have been a local deity, the product of a pre-Christian mythology. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Arthur.

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