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This article is from the Arthurian Booklist FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore tittle@io.com with numerous contributions by others.

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Cavendish, Richard. King Arthur & the Grail: The Arthurian Legends and
their Meaning. New York: Taplinger Publishing, 1985.

Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, Arthur of Britain (Barnes and Nobel, New
York, 1964, original copyright 1927).

Clancy, Joseph P., Pendragon: Arthur and his Britain (NY: Praeger,
1971). Examines historical evidence for the existence of King Arthur
and traces the growth of the Arthurian legend from the tenth century
to modern times.

Coghlan, Ronan, The Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends (Rockport, MA:
Element, 1991. ISBN 1-85230-199-6.)

Cummins, W.A. King Arthur's Place In Prehistory. Alan Sutton
Publishing, 1992. ISBN 0-7509-0186-1 (hb) 0-7509-0664-2 (pb).

Darrah, John, The Real Camelot: Paganism and the Arthurian Romances
(Thames and Hudson, New York, 1981).

Davies, John Glyn, The Apotheosis of Arthur (Llanfairfechan, N. Wales,
1962). Reprint of a lecture delivered at the University of Uppsala in

Dickinson, William Howship, King Arthur in Cornwall (Longmans, Green &
Co., London/New York, 1900).

Downing, David C. Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis's
Ransom Trilogy. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1992.

Dumezil, Georges, Mythes et dieux des Germains. Connects Arthurian
material with a Scythian heavy cavalry brigade based at Chester from
about 250 to 500. There are some relationships between Scythian and
Arthurian legends.

Dunning, R. W. Arthur the King in the West (NY: St. Martins's, 1988).
This is an argument for a "Cornish" King Arthur.

Entwistle, William James, The Arthurian Legend in the Literatures of
the Spanish Peninsula (JM Den & Sons, New York/London/Toronto, 1925).

Evola, Julius, "The Mystery of the Grail and the Gibelin imperial
concept". Original in Italian; Yvonne Tortat's French translation "Le
Mystere du Graal et l'idee imperiale Gibeline" published by and
available from Editions Traditionnelles (11 Quai St.-Michel, Paris).
This is Evola's integral traditionalist interpretation of the Grail

Fife, Graeme, Arthur the King: the Themes behind the Legends (NY:
Sterling Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8069-8344-2.) The development of
Arthurian literature including the themes of chivalry, courtly love,
hunting, magic and the Holy Grail. Color, b/w illustrations.

Gardner, Edmund Garratt, The Arthurian Legend in Italian Literature
(JM Dent & Sons, London; EP Dutton & Co, New York, 1930).

Gilbert, Adrian. The Holy Kingdom.

Godwin, Malcolm. The Holy Grail. Viking Penguin books, 1994. ISBN

Goetink, Glenys. Peredur: A Study of Welsh Traditions in the Grail
Legends. Cardiff: U of Wales P, 1975.

Goldberg, Todd. C. Horak, R. Norwood, D. Markestein. The Prince
Valiant Companion. Mountain Home TN: Manuscript Press, 1992. Prince
Valiant is a Sunday newspaper comic strip (not a comic book) which
chronicles the life of a knight of King Arthur's roundtable. The
original full name of the comic strip was "Prince Valiant in the Days
of King Arthur" although the long title is seldom used anymore except
for books reprinting the original stories. The comic was by Harold
Foster and started in 1937, it is considered a masterpiece of comics
by experts and was fairly faithful to Arthurian legend and spirit. It
still runs today in many Sunday papers, syndicated by King Features,
under Foster's successor John Cullen Murphy. The strips have been
reprinted in numerous books and the story has been turned into
animated and live action movies. The book is a history of the strip
and its Arthurian stories.

Goodrich, Norma L., King Arthur (Harper&Row, 1986. ISBN
0-06-097182-7.) Also wrote Merlin (1987), Guinevere (1989), and The
Holy Grail (1990). Goodrich does a number of historical
"reconstructions", trying to piece together the possible events of the

Gordon-Wise, Barbara Ann. The Reclamation of a Queen: Guinevere in
Modern Fantasy. New York, Westport, London: Greenwood P, 1991.

Guenon, Rene, in "Symbols of the sacred Science", Chapters III and IV
on the Grail, XXIV on Arthur and druidism, XLIV on "Lapsit Exillis",
and other occasional references. French original "Symboles de la
Science sacree" published by Gallimard, Paris ISBN 2-07-029752-7.

Guyer, Foster Erwin. Chretien de Troyes: Inventor of the Modern Novel.
New York: Record Press, 1957, 17 - 40.


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