Worlds of Arthur: King Arthur in History, Legend and Culture
This compact volume delivers a meticulously researched introduction to the historical and mythological Arthur. Part I: Arthur’s Place in History, is a highly readable, well-paced account of the British warlord, Arthur. Part II: The Arthurian Legends covers topics ranging from medieval Welsh Arthurian tales, to the French romances, Malory’s Morte D’Arthur, and Arthur in the twentieth century. The book also contains some thirty illustrations, a gazetteer of Arthurian sites, a bibliography and an index. Worlds of Arthur is an excellent and enjoyable introduction to Arthurian lore and literature. Highly recommended for reading on its own or as a companion to the original texts.