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King Arthur
Author: NICK HIGHAM

ISBN: 9780750959216
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8
Description:
Why is King Arthur a giant?

Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history of Europe and the English-speaking world.

Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years.

Because Arthur is one of the best-known kings in world history, whose reign was viewed as a golden age, an epoch in which to centre tales of right and wrong, of faith and faithlessness, and of courage and falseness, the moral and spiritual values of which continue to resonate today not least among those who dismiss Arthur as a late literary construct.

Because an understanding of Arthur and all the different things he has meant to scores of generations up to the present is fundamental to our understanding of our own past, our understanding of ourselves and the ways in which we can benefit from history.

About the Author

Nick Higham is a specialist in the history, archaeology and landscape history of Britain in the early Middle Ages. H...

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