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Barber, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 150 works in 763 publications in 1 language and 26,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biography  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Other, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: PN57.A6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard W Barber
The knight & chivalry by Richard W Barber ( Book )
54 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arthurian legends : an illustrated anthology by Richard W Barber ( Book )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 2,035 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 )
30 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reign of chivalry by Richard W Barber ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 1,396 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,390 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."--BOOK JACKET
Henry Plantagenet by Richard W Barber ( Book )
48 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of King Henry II of 12th century England
Myths and legends of the British Isles ( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,321 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
The companion guide to Gascony and the Dordogne by Richard W Barber ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine : a biography of the Black Prince by Richard W Barber ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail
Arthur of Albion: an introduction to the Arthurian literature and legends of England by Richard W Barber ( Book )
27 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The figure of Arthur by Richard W Barber ( Book )
24 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion to world mythology by Richard W Barber ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alphabetically lists the gods of such diverse cultures as Polynesia, Japan, and ancient Greece, with substantial accounts of their exploits
King Arthur, in legend and history by Richard W Barber ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin guide to Medieval Europe by Richard W Barber ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pilgrimages by Richard W Barber ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dictionary of fabulous beasts by Richard W Barber ( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 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
The Pastons : a family in the Wars of the Roses ( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 562 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."--BOOK JACKET
The life and campaigns of the Black Prince : from contemporary letters, diaries and chronicles, including Chandos Herald's Life of the Black Prince by Richard W Barber ( Book )
20 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Barber, R. W.
Barber, R. W. 1941-
Barber, R. W. (Richard W.)
Barber, Ričard.
Barber, Richard.
Barber, Richard, 1941-
Barber, Richard W., 1941-
Barber, Richard William 1941-
バーバー, リチャード
Languages
English (450)
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