The Arthurian Place Names of Wales

Author(s): Scott Lloyd

Language: English

Genre(s): Tourism Welsh Interest

  • February 2017 · 288pages · 234x156mm

  • ·Paperback - 9781786830258
  • · eBook - epub - 9781786830272
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781786830289
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781786830265

About The Book

This new book examines all of the available source materials, dating from the ninth century to the present, that have associated Arthur with sites in Wales. The material ranges from Medieval Latin chronicles, French romances and Welsh poetry through to the earliest printed works, antiquarian notebooks, periodicals, academic publications and finally books, written by both amateur and professional historians alike, in the modern period that have made various claims about the identity of Arthur and his kingdom. All of these sources are here placed in context, with the issues of dating and authorship discussed, and their impact and influence assessed. This book also contains a gazetteer of all the sites mentioned, including those yet to be identified, and traces their Arthurian associations back to their original source.

‘Scott Lloyd has written a plain, painstaking book which marshals the evidence, sets it out language by language and period by period, adds it up and leaves you to draw our own conclusions. His review of the Welsh literature is admirably clear…’ - Time & Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture

About the Author(s)

Scott Lloyd

Scott Lloyd works at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and has served on the committee of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society. He lives near Aberystwyth.

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