Review: King Arthur

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King ArthurKing ArthurChristopher Hibbert. New Word City, 2014.

Summary: King Arthur and the myth of Camelot have fascinated generations and continues to capture the imagination of Britons as their once and future king. Hibbert’s book both narrates the fiction and delineates what may be known of the historical Arthur.

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Guinevere, Excalibur, Lancelot and more have captivated the imaginations of generations of readers of Malory’s le Morte d’Arthur and T. H. White’s Once and Future King. Indeed, many Britons look for the second coming of Arthur when the sceptered isle faces its greatest need.

Christopher Hibbert seeks to untangle the truth from the legends in this short history of Arthur and Arthurian studies. He begins with the various historical accounts of Arthur in chapter 1 and then proceeds to a summary of Malory’s narrative of Arthur’s life in chapter 2…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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