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The Resource King Arthur and the knights of the round table : stories of Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail, Martin J. Dougherty

King Arthur and the knights of the round table : stories of Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail, Martin J. Dougherty

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King Arthur and the knights of the round table : stories of Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail
Title
King Arthur and the knights of the round table
Title remainder
stories of Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail
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Martin J. Dougherty
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Language
eng
Summary
"King Arthur most probably never existed and if he did we know precious little about him, and yet he is one of the most famous Britons, while Excalibur and Camelot are perhaps the world's best known sword and castle, and Hollywood doesn't tire of returning to the world of Arthurian romance--another major movie is to be released in 2016. So, what's the truth behind King Arthur? How did the legends take hold? And why have they endured for so long? Long before the Marvel Universe there was the universe of Arthurian romance and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table examines the fact and the fiction behind Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin, Guinevere, Galahad, among others, as well as the quest for the Holy Grail. Beginning in the 12th century, the book explores what factual basis there is for the tales and how the characters, stories and motifs developed through histories, epic poems and prose tellings. The book also charts the revived interest in Arthurian romance in the 19th century and considers how the tales still hold the popular imagination today. Illustrated with more than 180 color and black-and-white artworks and photographs and maps, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is an expertly written account of where literature, mythology and history meet,"--Amazon.com
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YDXCP
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Dougherty, Martin J
Dewey number
942.014
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arthur
  • Arthur
  • Arthurian romances
  • Folklore
  • Grail
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Britons
Target audience
adult
Label
King Arthur and the knights of the round table : stories of Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail, Martin J. Dougherty
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Real King Arthur -- The Early Legends -- The Romances -- The Grail Quest -- Le More d'Arthur -- Arthurian Romance Today
Control code
ocn927363745
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781782743743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
King Arthur and the knights of the round table : stories of Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail, Martin J. Dougherty
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Real King Arthur -- The Early Legends -- The Romances -- The Grail Quest -- Le More d'Arthur -- Arthurian Romance Today
Control code
ocn927363745
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781782743743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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