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Barber, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 172 works in 1,024 publications in 4 languages and 27,291 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Folklore  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Arthurian romances  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Singer, win, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Recipient, Dancer, Correspondent
Classifications: PN57.A6, B
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Most widely held works by Richard W Barber
The knight & chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )

90 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final part, on chivalry in the realm of politics, concerns the use of the ideals of chivalry by the princes of western Europe, and the development of the secular orders. We return to the relationship between chivalry and the court, and look at the chivalric displays which characterised fifteenth- and sixteenth-century court life, and the revival in chivalric literature, before the knight is gradually transformed into the renaissance courtier."--BOOK JACKET
The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthology by Richard W Barber( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the reader an idea of the power and range of Arthurian literature from its beginnings to the present day
King Arthur : hero and legend by Richard W Barber( Book )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole subject is brought up to date - Arthurian buffs will want this book. DAILY TELEGRAPHWho was the real Arthur? Why were his knights so famous? Was he buried at Glastonbury? Richard Barber takes the story from the anonymous 8th century chronicler who first listed his battles to the novelists of the 20th century. A clear and readable account of the development of the stories about Arthur and his court from the earliest times to the present day
The reign of chivalry by Richard W Barber( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of medieval knighthood traces the origins of chivalry and its development into a romantic tradition and the effect of chivalric ideas on society, religion, and literature
The Holy Grail : imagination and belief by Richard W Barber( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barber traces the history of the stories surrounding the Holy Grail, beginning with Chretien de Troyes, who in the twelfth century first imagined the famous scene in which a mysterious golden vessel adorned with jewels was paraded before the eyes of an untested youth. The author died before he could complete his tale, and the unsolved mystery of the Grail has haunted us ever since. By a long series of imaginative transformations, the grail has moved from the sphere of romance to religion, and in twentieth-century popular culture has become an emblem of mysticism and man's highest aspirations, intimately linked with the central ritual of the Christian faith."--Jacket
Henry Plantagenet by Richard W Barber( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of King Henry II of 12th century England
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail
Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine : a biography of the Black Prince by Richard W Barber( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To attempt to write a biography of Edward 'the Black Prince', a legendary paragon of chivalry, without turning first to the chronicler of chivalry par excellence, Jean Froissart, may seem self-defeating, particularly as there is so little light to be shed on the prince's character from other sources. But the classic stories of the school textbooks and romantic histories have held sway for too long without being challenged, and I have therefore tried to work outwards from accounts and 'official' chronicles to arrive at an account of Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, and in particular of the group of men who were his companions-in-arms. Space and time have not allowed me to do as much work on the latter as I would have wished, but I hope that I have been able to show both the prince and his father as part of a close-knit, brilliant group of knights rather than as isolated figures, and to capture something of the prince's life as a great baron and as an almost sovereign ruler in Aquitaine. - Preface
Arthur of Albion: an introduction to the Arthurian literature and legends of England by Richard W Barber( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The figure of Arthur by Richard W Barber( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur, in legend and history by Richard W Barber( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to world mythology by Richard W Barber( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically lists the gods of such diverse cultures as Polynesia, Japan, and ancient Greece, with substantial accounts of their exploits
The Penguin guide to Medieval Europe by Richard W Barber( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the medieval monuments, trade and town life, religion, secular power, and the intellectual atmosphere of the Middle Ages in Europe
A dictionary of fabulous beasts by Richard W Barber( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some 600 entries range from the briefest factual description (if a myth can be said to be a fact) to a detailed historical essay on beasts from mythology, beasts that have been fabulously described, and creatures that are not entirely human or largely spiritual
Samuel Pepys Esquire, Secretary of the Admiralty to King Charles & King James the Second by Richard Barber( Book )

24 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark and dangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons established themselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk and within court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile - womenfolk as well as men - they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but not invariably through the medium of a clerk." "Richard Barber uses his wide-ranging knowledge of the medieval world to set the correspondence in context and follow the fortunes of the family. The letters vividly convey the urgency, and sometimes the violence, of the family's preoccupations: defending property, fighting court cases, making the right alliances, and, on the domestic side, managing their estates, conducting their courtships, stocking their cupboards. Selected and presented here with a linking narrative, they bring the middle ages triumphantly to life."--Jacket
Bestiary : being an English version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford M.S. Bodley 764 : with all the original miniatures reproduced in facsimile by Bodleian Library( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Bestiary was created during the 13th century. The 136 illustrations afford insight into medieval interpretations of natural history, travellers' tales and mysticism. They are accompanied by a translation of the original Latin text
Myths and legends of the British Isles( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on King Lear, Hamlet, Merlin, Taliesin, King Arthur, Beowulf, Cuchulain, the Mabinogi, the voyage of St. Brendan, St. Joseph of Arimathea and Glastonbury, St. George, Helena and the true cross, King Harold, Hereward the Wake, Richard the Lionheart, Havelok the Dane, Guy of Warwick, Robin Hood, Macbeth, and Lady Godiva, among others
Pilgrimages by Richard W Barber( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion guide to Gascony and the Dordogne by Richard W Barber( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Holy Grail : imagination and belief
Alternative Names
Barber, R. G.

Barber, R. W.

Barber, R. W. 1941-

Barber, R. W. (Richard W.)

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Barber, Richard G.

Barber, Richard L.

Barber , Richard W.

Barber, Richard W. 1941-

Barber, Richard William 1941-

Richard Barber britischer Mittelalterhistoriker

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Richard Barber Brits historicus

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The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthologyKing Arthur : hero and legendThe reign of chivalryThe Holy Grail : imagination and beliefHenry PlantagenetTournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle AgesEdward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine : a biography of the Black PrinceA dictionary of fabulous beasts