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  • Author:
    Ronan Coghlan
  • ISBN:
    1852304286
  • ISBN13:
    978-1852304287
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  • Publisher:
    Element Books Ltd; Reprint edition (October 1, 1993)
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    256 pages
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    History & Criticism
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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends.

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends. The Arthurian legends: An illustrated anthology. Its beautiful illustrations and designs are a saving grace-it makes a good coffee table book, but if you are looking for a book that includes correct and thorough information, I would recommend Christopher Bruce's Arthurian Names Dictionary or Norris J. Lacy's New Arthurian Encyclopedia. 6 people found this helpful.

Ronan Coghlan has done a who's who on Grail Lore, with wonderful illustrations by Courtney Davis. Coghlan includes names from often obscure and/or hard to find Arthurian legends, and he notes his sources. Very readable, it lists all the characters surrounding Arthur and the myths and legends legends of the Knight of the Round Table. My only complaints is that he does not say where in his sources he found the name (so sometimes you have to go on a bit of a scavenger hunt), he's missed a couple of rare sources I wish he'd included, and he does not cite instances of the names outside Arthurian material (which is sometimes important).

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Start by marking The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. A study of Arthurian romance and legend which draws together the different strands of Arthurian myth, from sources as diverse as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Malory, Chretien de Troyes, the Mabinogion, and the English Gawain cycles. Coghlan, though an idiosyncratic author (his books range from Robin Hood to cryptozoology, from Sherlock Holmes to an excellent dictionary of Irish Christian names) is an enthusiastic Arthurian, no doubt aided by his stint as a dealer in secondhand and antiquarian books trading as Excalibur Books.

Ah, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends: I was practically raised on this book! .

Ah, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends: I was practically raised on this book! I have learned everything I know about Arthurian Legend with i.

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8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. As beautiful as it is useful. Many color plates and illustrations from hundreds of years of Arthurian art. Encyclopedia of Arthurian lore as well. Very nice shape too,253pp. Look up any knight any day.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends By Ronan Coghlan. This is one of the best exhaustive, illustrated works on King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table for the casual enthusiast. This is another work that you’ll want for your collection. The earliest real stories of the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur and more.

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Authors: Coghlan, Ronan. Condition: Used; Good. item 1 The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends-Ronan Coghl. 9781852304287 -The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends-Ronan Coghl. item 2 The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends by Coghlan, Ronan Hardback -The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends by Coghlan, Ronan Hardback.

For more than 500 years, the epic adventures of King Arthur and his knights have been one of the most potent forces in English literature. This lavishly illustrated volume examines all the different strands of the Arthurian myth, bringing together a wide variety of materials, fully complemented by paintings, engravings, maps, and family trees.

Akirg
Great book for learning about Arthurian characters and other story elements! I would definitely recomend it!
Adokelv
Good for reasons of study and understanding names, terms and locations.
Quynaus
Ronan Coghlan has done a who's who on Grail Lore, with wonderful illustrations by Courtney Davis. Very readable, it lists all the characters surrounding Arthur and the myths and legends legends of the Knight of the Round Table. Coghlan is the Author of other useful books, Dictionary of Irish Myths and Legends and Irish Christian Names. Just not a list of people with a footnote of who they were, he fully references the listing with other writers of fiction and history.
So not only is this a super reference to Grail lore is a good interface in history as well.
It also covers places as well as people. Highly recommended for all Grail Library.
Endieyab
If this system allowed me to give 4-1/2 stars, that's probably where I would actually have come down. This reference source is magnificent. Coghlan includes names from often obscure and/or hard to find Arthurian legends, and he notes his sources. My only complaints is that he does not say where in his sources he found the name (so sometimes you have to go on a bit of a scavenger hunt), he's missed a couple of rare sources I wish he'd included, and he does not cite instances of the names outside Arthurian material (which is sometimes important). Other than that, this is a reference work of the highest quality.
Soustil
Ah, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends: I was practically raised on this book! I have learned everything I know about Arthurian Legend with it. I have always loved it not only because I was able to study the literary aspects of Arthurian Legend, but also the historic background of the legends themselves. I understand it may seem a bit over people's heads at times (mainly because of its lack of detail on certain topics). Although, I am not sure it had much to do with the author. (Sometimes it is brief because there is not a lot of information available to us in some cases). I would agree that it is apparent in this book that his knowledge is extensive, and perhaps he does take some of it for granted. Personally, the only thing I can really complain about are his brief descriptions of some the alternate legends, as there was little mentioned as to WHY there were differing versions. I would have liked to have seen more on each subject in general in the book. However, so far I have not come across such a balanced book on Arthurian Legend: (not too hard a read, but yet not too basic). I would recommend this book to one who is getting started in the legends, as it is arranged in an easy elementary storybook fashion. I would also recommend, however, reading "La Morte D'Arthur" by Sir Thomas Mallory concurrently. "The Encyclopaedia" would be a great addition to any library of Arthurian Legends, and I think it's shame it is out of print.
Arryar
King Arthur has always been of interest to me, and I happened upon this book on sales table and just had to buy it. Little did I know that for hours I'd have my face stuck in it...this book is no less than excellent, a great collection of Arthurian stories from different points of view in alphabetical order. A great reference and an awesome book for people interested in learning more about Arthur ;)
Ynye
If you or someone you know is a student of Arthurian Legend, this makes a beautiful gift. It is a rich "Who's Who" of the various strains of the tales copiously illustrated by the appropriate family trees, facsimiles of medieval illumination, photographs of the historical sites and Pre-Raphaelite reproductions. Lovers of the legend will treasure this book!