The Discovery of King Arthur / Edition 1

The Discovery of King Arthur / Edition 1

by Geoffrey Ashe
     
 

Did King Arthur of legendary fame really exist? This question has haunted the popular imagination for centuries. The distinguished scholar Geoffrey Ashe offers convincing proof that Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend that historians ever expected.

In this exciting historical detective story, Ashe cuts through the myths and traces the

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Overview

Did King Arthur of legendary fame really exist? This question has haunted the popular imagination for centuries. The distinguished scholar Geoffrey Ashe offers convincing proof that Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend that historians ever expected.

In this exciting historical detective story, Ashe cuts through the myths and traces the legend of King Arthur to its root in the twelfth-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth and illustrates how much of Geoffrey's fifth-century history was based on fact. After challenging previous assumptions about where Arthur can be found, Ashe identifies the real King Arthur and provides powerful evidence to support his theory. The sweeping grandeur of a tumultuous era in British and European history is vividly recounted as Ashe describes the originals and development of the Arthurian legend, a legend which even in the twentith century still holds us firmly in its spell.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750942119
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/25/2005
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
381,705
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Ashe, the author of A Guidebook to Arthurian Britain, Avalonian Quest, and The Quest for Arthur's Britain, is a historian and chairman of Debrett's Arthurian committee.

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