Arthur, the Dragon King

Arthur, the Dragon King : The Barbaric Roots of Britain's Greatest Legend

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Since Dark Age Britain was divided between the twin legacies of Celtic culture and the departed Romans, one might logically expect to find the trappings of King Arthur's story - swords in stones, round tables, chivalrous knights - in their myths and legends. They are conspicuously absent. The origins of these essentially Arthurian traditions lie much further afield, with the nomadic tribes of central Asia, like the Sarmatians and Alans. Ironically, we must trace this legend, so central to western civilisation, to the heart of the people whom we have historically despised as barbarians...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 195mm
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 colour illustrations
  • 074726225X
  • 9780747262251

About Howard Reid

Howard Reid is a film maker and anthropologist. He has a PhD from Cambridge University and has made many award-winning films about ancient cultures around the world.show more

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