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King of the Celts : Arthurian Legends and Celtic Tradition
by Jean Markale


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780892814527
  • ISBN-10: 0892814527
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions International
  • Publish Date: November 1993
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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