Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 February 2013

378 Pages | 20 black and white halftones, 15 maps


ISBN: 9780199658176

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Worlds of Arthur

Facts and Fictions of the Dark Ages

Guy Halsall

  • The story of King Arthur - and what we can ever know about him
  • Shows how all previous books on the 'real Arthur' can safely be ignored
  • Looks at all the 'worlds' of Arthur: the 'historical', the mythical, the fantastical - and the actual
  • Shows how the 'historical' Arthur is in many ways as dubious a figure as the 'red herrings' of the pseudo-historical fantasies
  • Reveals a truth about Arthur and his times both radically different and a good deal more intriguing than past accounts