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Author Name    Matthews, John.

Title   KING ARTHUR AND THE GRAIL QUEST: MYTH AND VISION FROM CELTIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Near Fine

Publisher   London Brockhampton 1998

ISBN Number    1860198635 / 9781860198632

Illustrator   Steven Brown.

Seller ID   29048

159 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps. "Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail. John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and stories It is a richly woven tapestry of myth and legend, and of love and desire - both sacred and profane. It covers city and temple, knights and monks, and ranges far and wide, from Camelot to Carbonek. In gathering together the strands that make up the stories, the author has examined many of the hundred or so extant texts. He has selected from these - some still untranslated and obscure - to show how the two great themes changed and developed down the centuries as they became inextricably joined. (This book) provides a fascinating survey as well as including five of the traditional stories, retold by the author. In addition, there is a full summary of all sources and an extensive bibliography."

King  Amangons,  Mythology,  Folklore,  Annwyn,  King  Arthur,  Arthurian  Legend,  Avalon,  Badon,  Bernard  Of  Clairvaux,  Bran  The  Blessed,  Camelot,  Cauldrons,  Cauldron  Of  Rebirth,  Chretien  De  Troyes,  Jesus  Christ,  Corbenic,  Culhwych  And  Olwen,  Damsels  Of  Wells,  Elucidation,  Fisher  King,  Galahad,  Gawain,  Geoffrey  Of  Monmouth,  Gildas,  Glastonbury,  Holy  Grail,  Grail  Quest,  Christianity,  Nazi  Interest,  Temples,  Visions,  Guinevere,  Joseph  Of  Arimathea,  Knights  Templar,  Lancelot,  Sir  Thomas  Malory,  Merlin,  Nennius,  Owein,  Perceval,  Peredur,  Perlesvaus,  Prester  John,  Prydwen,  Round  Table,  Knights,  Saxons,  Goddess,  Taliesin,  Uther,  Vortigern,  Wasteland,  Heroes,  British,  Britain,  Celts,  Celtic,  Annwyn,  Darlk  Ages,  Romance. 

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