The Quest for Arthur's Britain

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Overview


The legend of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table dominates the mythology of Britain, but could this story prove more fact than fiction? Recent archaeological findings have lead Geoffrey Ashe to believe there is more truth to Arthurian legend than previously accepted. The Quest for Arthur's Britain examines the historical foundation of the Arthurian tradition, and presents the remarkable results of excavations to date at Cadbury (reputed site of Camelot), Tintagel, Glastonbury and many places known almost exclusively to Arthurian scholars.

An exploration of the historical bases of Arthurian tradition, updated, and with a new introduction.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Ashe writes with assurance, clarity and humor and his book is fun to read." — Library Journal

"... this work is of great importance and interest: long may it continue and prosper." — The Guardian

Economist
"The best sor tof historical detective story."
Guardian
"A useful compendium of information about the Arthurian problem, the Arthurian legend, and about what archaeology says of western Britain between A.D.and 600...this work is of great importance and interest: long may it continue and propser."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897332873
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 1,033,372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author


Geoffrey Ashe is a distinguished British medievalist and cultural historian.
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