COMPLETE KING ARTHUR: Many Faces, One Hero Book
Few legends have had the enduring influence of those surrounding King Arthur. Many believe the stories are based on historical truth. For others Arthur represents the archetype of the brilliant monarch reigning over a fairy-tale kingdom, offering his knights the opportunity to prove their mettle in battle and find gnostic illumination through initiation into sacred mysteries like that of the Grail.
Presenting the culmination of more than 40 years' research, the authors examine the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about the existence of King Arthur. Drawing on modern techniques in archaeology and scholarship, they reconstruct the history of the sixth century in Britain, the period when the first unambiguous references to Arthur appear.
6X9 P/B, 424 pp., 8-pg. color insert & 4 B&W Illus.