Britain ad: a quest for Arthur, England, and the Anglo-Saxons

942.014 P973b 2016

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Britain ad: a quest for Arthur, England, and the Anglo-Saxons

Pryor, Francis

London Harper Press 2004

268 p. 20 cm.

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Francis Pryor--one of Britain's most celebrated archaeologists--traces the story of Arthur back to its origins and overturns some common misconceptions. Demonstrating that key elements of the Arthurian legend are deeply rooted in prehistory (when swords and armour were thrown into lakes as a sacrifice), Pryor argues that the legend's survival mirrors a flourishing indigenous culture that endured through the Roman occupation of Britain and the so-called Dark Ages.

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ISBN:

9780007181872

Author:

Pryor, Francis

Title:

Britain ad: a quest for Arthur, England, and the Anglo-Saxons

Publisher:

London Harper Press 2004

Physical:

268 p. 20 cm.

Summary:

Francis Pryor--one of Britain's most celebrated archaeologists--traces the story of Arthur back to its origins and overturns some common misconceptions. Demonstrating that key elements of the Arthurian legend are deeply rooted in prehistory (when swords and armour were thrown into lakes as a sacrifice), Pryor argues that the legend's survival mirrors a flourishing indigenous culture that endured through the Roman occupation of Britain and the so-called Dark Ages.

Subject:

Arthur, King

Subject:

Great Britain--Kings and rulers

Subject:

Great Britain--History--To 1066

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