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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher E P Dutton
Publication date June 1, 1976
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780525470144
ISBN-10 052547014X
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Original list price $3.95
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The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages. The work narrates a linear history of pre-Saxon Britain, from its founding by Trojan exiles to the loss of native British (Celtic) sovereignty in the face of Germanic invaders. Along the way, Geoffrey introduces readers to such familiar figures as King Lear, Cymbeline, Vortigern, the prophet Merlin, and a host of others. Most importantly, he provides the first birth-to-death account of the life of King Arthur. His focus on that king’s reign sparked the vogue for Arthurian romance throughout medieval Europe that has continued into the twenty-first century.

This new translation is the first in over forty years and the first to be based on the Bern manuscript, now considered the authoritative Latin text. It is accompanied by an introduction that highlights the significance of Geoffrey’s work in his own day and focuses in particular on the ambiguous status of the text between history and fiction. Appendices include historical sources, early responses to the History, and other medieval writings on King Arthur and Merlin.



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Paperback
Book cover for 9780140441703 Book cover for 9781420940664 Book cover for 9781452801896
 
from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2011); titled "The History of the Kings of Britain"
9781420940664 | details & prices | 130 pages | List price $8.99
About: Little is definitively known of the life and schooling of Geoffrey of Monmouth, but his extraordinary literary works have survived centuries as a testament to his legacy.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 20, 2010); titled "The History of the Kings of Britain"
9781452801896 | details & prices | 328 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $19.99
About: The History of the Kings of Britain, written by legendary author Geoffrey of Monmouth is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic and historical texts of all time.
With Lewis Thorpe (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (January 1, 1977)
9780140441703 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The twelfth-century chronicle sets forth the deeds of Britain's rulers from the mythical Brutus, great-grandson of Aeneas, to Cadwallader in the seventh century
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With James Springer White | from E P Dutton (June 1, 1976)
9780525470144 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Collected Writings of James White: Words of the Pioneer Adventists
About: The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780525473619 Book cover for 9781511446990
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 3, 2015)
9781511566513 | details & prices | 510 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.15 in. | List price $20.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 2, 2015)
9781511446990 | details & prices | 508 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.15 in. | List price $20.99
About: White, James Springer (1821-1881).
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With Geoffrey of Monmouth | from E P Dutton (June 1, 1976); titled "History of the Kings of Britain"
9780525470144 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains History of the Kings of Britain
About: The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages.
With Gregory Battcock (other contributor) | Revised edition from E P Dutton (July 1, 1973); titled "The New Art: A Critical Anthology"
9780525473619 | details & prices | List price $5.75
This edition also contains The New Art: A Critical Anthology
About: Surveys the nature, function, and value of modern art and illustrates the trends and standards of contemporary criticism.

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