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"Historically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, King Arthur and the Myth of History provides a wealth of new insights into the 'making' of history in Arthurian literature; it belongs on the bookshelf of every scholar with an interest in the shaping of the past and its relation to constructions of self and community in the Arthurian legend."
"King Arthur and the Myth of History is a challenging book. It is not for those who dislike the language of critical theory, but it is thought-provoking and original."
--Times Literary Supplement
...ambitious and compelling…
…excellent, provocative…Finke and Shichtman show how Arthurian narrative--particularly chronicles--has been used to reframe history, justify various political agendas and regimes, and serve as "symbolic capital" between writers and patrons.