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King Arthur and the Grail Quest: Myth and Vision from Celtic Times to the Present
     

King Arthur and the Grail Quest: Myth and Vision from Celtic Times to the Present

by John Matthews, Steven Brown (Illustrator)
 

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Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail.

In this book, noted Arthurian specialist John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and

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Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail.

In this book, noted Arthurian specialist John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and stories. It is a richly woven tapestry of myth and legend, and of love and desire - both sacred and profane. It covers city and temple, knights and monks, and ranges far and wide, from Camelot to Carbonek.

With a great wealth of illustration and specially created colour plates, King Arthur and the Grail Quest provides a fascinating survey as well as including five of the traditional stories, retold by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713724370
Publisher:
Cassell P L C
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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