King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend

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In this reconstruction of Dark Age Britain, Castelden argues that Arthur did actually exist and that there is some historical truth in many of the romantic tales surrounding him. With new and controversial interpretations and theories that look again at the archaeological and documentary evidence for Camelot, Avalon, Merlin and so forth, Castelden seeks to unravel the mystery of Arthur and the powerful legend that surrounds him. 'The book's bold approach and compelling arguments will be welcomed by all readers ...
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Overview

In this reconstruction of Dark Age Britain, Castelden argues that Arthur did actually exist and that there is some historical truth in many of the romantic tales surrounding him. With new and controversial interpretations and theories that look again at the archaeological and documentary evidence for Camelot, Avalon, Merlin and so forth, Castelden seeks to unravel the mystery of Arthur and the powerful legend that surrounds him. 'The book's bold approach and compelling arguments will be welcomed by all readers with an interest in Arthuriana.'
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"Castleden tells an engaging and engaged tale, full of legendary personages, stirring clashes between cultures, and revelations regarding ancient mysteries." - Elizabeth A. Ragan, Salisbury University, Journal of Anthropolical Research
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415316552
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodney Castleden has been researching landscape processing and prehistory for the last the 30 years. He is the author of The Making of Stonehenge, The Knossos Labyrinth, Minoans and Atlantis Destroyed.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1. 'Who this Arthur was'
2. The Documents
3. The Archaeology
4. Arthur's Britain
5. Arthur, the Man, the King and the Kingdom
6. Camelot
7. The Death of Arthur
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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