King Arthur's European Realm: New Evidence from Monmouth's Primary Sources

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McFarland, 13 de març 2014 - 212 pàgines
What is known of the legendary King Arthur is mostly derived from folklore and literature. Though the evidence is scant and debated, some scholars support a case for the existence of a historical figure in post–Roman Britain. However, the starting point for many King Arthur narratives—Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae—does not limit itself to post–Roman Britain. The more fanciful elements have King Arthur conquering Northern Europe, making his way to Rome. Unlike most scholars that debate the historicity of Arthur, Paul Sire generously allows Geoffrey of Monmouth a serious approach. Herein, the author speculates how a historic Arthur could have had a European realm.
 

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Preface
1
IArthurs World
5
IICeltic Sun Over Europe
34
IIIThe Quest for the Grail Family
59
IVOnce and Future Kings
87
VIdeology and Politics
111
VIThe History of the Clan
132
VIIThe Tangled Trail of Evidence
157
Definitions of Historical Terms
183
The St Cyr Villages in Frankish Lands
187
Chapter Notes
191
Bibliography
196
Index
201
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Paul Sire is the president of the English-Speaking Union-Spain and is an e-business consultant. He lives in Madrid, Spain.

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