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King of the Celts: Arthurian Legends and the Celtic Tradition

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Publisher Comments:

In a masterful blend of history, geography, and literature, Jean Markale re-creates the true King Arthur, the real-life Celtic warrior-hero who organized the resistance to the Saxon onslaught in fifth-century England. Markale's unsurpassed knowledge of Celtic history has enabled him to reconstruct for us the actual world in which King Arthur lived--its heros, its values, and its vicissitudes--and to define the position that Arthur occupied within it. 

• Explains how the Arthurian ideals of knightly virtue and chivalry are at the heart of Western literature and thought

• Shows how the Celtic heritage continues to exert a unique formative power on our personal and moral concepts

Book News Annotation:

A reprint of the 1977 King Arthur, King of Kings, translated from the 1976 French edition. The prolific writer on things Celtic strips from Arthurian legend all he considers dross, and so reveals the original British warrior-hero who resisted the Saxons in the fifth century. Available from Inner Traditions, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A Celtic historian re-creates the life and times of the real King Arthur and explains how even today Arthurian ideals of knightly virtue remain at the heart of Western thought.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-303) and index.

About the Author

Historian, poet, and television and radio producer, Jean Markale is the author of forty books on pre-Christian societies, including The Celts: Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture, Merlin, and Women of the Celts

Table of Contents

King of The Celts

Arthurian Legends and Celtic Tradition

Part 1  King Arthur in the Medieval World

1.  Arthurian Literature

2.  The Political Background

The Plantagenets

John of Salisbury

Glastonbury Abbey

Arthurian Chivalry

Part 2  King Arthur in the Celtic World

3.  Britain in the Dark Ages

Roman Britain

Celtic Britain

The New Kings of Britain

4.  King Arthur in History

5.  The Arthurian Myth

The Political Aspect

The Theme of Sovereignty

The Unfaithful Queen

Arthur's Companions

Similar Legends

Arthur the God

6.  The Early Saga of Arthur

Part 3  Waiting for Arthur

7.  The Specific Qualities of the Celts

Roman Society and Celtic Society

The Contribution of the Celts

8.  Arthur's Legacy

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892814527
Author:
Markale, Jean
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Author:
Jean Mark
Author:
Ale
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Folk-lore, celtic
Subject:
Britons
Subject:
Arthurian romances -- Sources.
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- Celtic influences.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Spirituality - Celtic
Subject:
Arthur
Subject:
Great Britain History To 1066.
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Celtic Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
9422
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 15.575 oz

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
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History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Humanities » Mythology » Arthurian
Humanities » Mythology » Celtic
Religion » Christianity » Celtic

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