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Mythology of the British Isles Geoffrey Ashe

Mythology of the British Isles By Geoffrey Ashe

Mythology of the British Isles by Geoffrey Ashe


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Summary

Recounting stories and legends from the dark centuries of British prehistory to the 9th century AD - tales of giants and fairies, druids and saints, King Lear, King Arthur and Old King Cole - Ashe shows how they interrelate and take on fresh significance from historical and archaelogical research.

Mythology of the British Isles Summary

Mythology of the British Isles by Geoffrey Ashe

Recounting stories and legends from the dark centuries of British prehistory to the 9th century AD - tales of giants and fairies, druids and saints, King Lear, King Arthur and Old King Cole - Ashe shows how they all interrelate and take on fresh significance from historical and archaelogical research. The origins and legends of the Giants, the Ancient Britons, the Picts, the Scots and the English are all explained, in a work aimed at both the specialist and the casual reader. Organised into a simple system based on Robert Graves' classic Greek Myths, Ashe describes the myth or theme first followed by discussion or analysis.

Mythology of the British Isles Reviews

'Ashe tells the myths, traces their descent and looks for the historical realities behind. He does it so well that he neither deflates nor debunks. His reader will look at landscape and literature again with fresh eyes.' Tablet; 'A sober, scholarly tour of the native legends, from Old King Cole to Tristan and Isolde' - New Statesman and Society

About Geoffrey Ashe

Considered by many to be the premier Arthurian scholar in the world today, Geoffrey Ashe is a writer and lecturer specialising in early British history and mythology, and in particular the legends of Glastonbury where he lives. He is a member of the International Arthurian Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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GOR001435662
9780413771995
0413771997
Mythology of the British Isles by Geoffrey Ashe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
20020425
304
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