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Arthurian figures of history and legend : a biographical dictionary /
Frank D. Reno.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011.
description
viii, 264 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780786444205 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011.
isbn
9780786444205 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"This biographical dictionary separates myth from history by differentiating and defining figures associated with the Arthurian legend. Entries cover more than 400 legendary and historic figures, and include extensive cross-referencing, maps, illustrations and photographs. An appendix provides a comprehensive character index of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7120625
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-258) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-07-01:
Amid a raft of Arthurian literature-from period source references to discussions of legacy-Reno (Historic King Arthur) offers a guide with both scholarly rigor and popular appeal. Through meticulous research, he has profiled the objects, locations, characters, and actual historical figures related to Arthurian legend, including those with only tenuous associations. While this is a valuable literary resource and sophisticated character crib sheet, it is intended to facilitate the separation of fact from fiction. Alphabetized entries of various lengths reveal alternate name spellings and the subject's contributions to Arthuriana. Shorthand bibliographic references close each entry. Essential for literary and Britannia collections. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
This biographical dictionary separates myth from history by differentiating and defining figures associated with Arthuriana. Entries cover more than 400 legendary and historic figures, and include extensive cross-referencing, maps, illustrations and photographs. An appendix provides a comprehensive character index of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur.
Main Description
This biographical dictionary separates myth from history by differentiating and defining figures associated with the Arthurian legend. Entries cover more than 400 legendary and historic figures, and include extensive cross-referencing, maps, illustrations and photographs. An appendix provides a comprehensive character index of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur.
Unpaid Annotation
"This biographical dictionary separates myth from history by differentiating and defining figures associated with the Arthurian legend. Entries cover more than 400 legendary and historic figures, and include extensive cross-referencing, maps, illustrations and photographs. An appendix provides a comprehensive character index of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentp. viii
Prefacep. 1
Biographical Dictionaryp. 9
A Character Index of Malory's Le Morte D'Arthurp. 243
Harleian MS 3859p. 252
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 259
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