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The Resource King Arthur's place in prehistory : the great age of Stonehenge, W.A. Cummins

King Arthur's place in prehistory : the great age of Stonehenge, W.A. Cummins

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King Arthur's place in prehistory : the great age of Stonehenge
Title
King Arthur's place in prehistory
Title remainder
the great age of Stonehenge
Statement of responsibility
W.A. Cummins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This search for the real King Arthur, behind Dark Age and medieval legend, is a fascinating piece of historical, archaeological and scientific detective work. Although there is a romantic popular image of Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, it has long been believed that the figure behind the legendary character was a resistance leader of the British against the threat of Saxon domination. Dr Cummins goes further, tracing the legend back to an earlier Bronze Age prototype for Arthur, who may be linked with the Wessex Culture, and Stonehenge in particular. The suggestion that a limited amount of genuine historical tradition about people and events in Bronze Age Britain has survived, heavily disguised, in classical and medieval sources, is unique. Dr Cummins's closely argued text is, however, coherent and convincing. His use of sources, such as the work of the much maligned twelfth-century historian Geoffrey of Monmouth, who links Arthur with Utherpendragon, Ambrosius, Merlin and Vortigern, throws new light on King Arthur, Stonehenge and the Bronze Age in general. Not only of interest to archaeologists and historians, but also to anyone who has ever been fascinated by the legend of King Arthur, this exciting and thought-provoking new book indicates that what happened in the second millennium BC at Stonehenge was of such intensity that its imprint was left on folk memory and preserved in oral tradition for over two thousand years - and even until today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YUS
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1929-
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Cummins, W. A.
Dewey number
936.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA152.5.A7
LC item number
C85 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Arthur
  • Arthur
  • Arthur
  • Stonehenge (England)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Homes
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Stonehenge
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King Arthur's place in prehistory : the great age of Stonehenge, W.A. Cummins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28017872
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780750901864
Lccn
93133160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28017872
  • (OCoLC)28017872
Label
King Arthur's place in prehistory : the great age of Stonehenge, W.A. Cummins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28017872
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780750901864
Lccn
93133160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28017872
  • (OCoLC)28017872

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