From Scythia to Camelot: a radical reassessment of the legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail / C. Scott Littleton, Linda A. For more information on the Scythians, the Alans, and their Arthurian connection, see From Scythia to Camelot, by Scott Littleton and Linda A. Documents Similar To From Scythia to Camelot – Littleton & Linda A. Malcor. JOSCELYN GODWIN Mystery Religions in the Ancient.
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Others strike me as artificial and contrived, and some, as ESR said, have some nasty main characters. Ashton D rated it liked it Oct 20, I can take or leave much of his other stuff but ro those books as the an essential read for anyone vaguely interested in the period.
At first glance the impressive quantity of chapter endnotes and appendices gives the appearance of solid scholarship. Their one-size-fits-all approach becomes most strained the closer it approaches Arthur.
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The combat gear and tactics are pretty authentic, though. It does seem to have been the secret to breaking the Old English shield-wall, allowing Roman-style infantry in to reke havoc among the very differently trained Angles. The Knights of the Round Table; 3: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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Everything is highly hierarchical, the places in cementeries where the archeologists find them is strictly hierarchical, so is the placing of tents and the sitting at meals. Ambrose in Italy, or he may have been a son or protege. These got us interested enough to order the book. No categories specified categorize this paper. Part I, The Cultural and Historical Background,’ consists of one long chapter detailing the early history of these Scythian tribes.
Asian Roman mercenaries, armored and mounted. Folk etymology is one of the most annoying things in the world and I am constantly hearing otherwise intelligent people reciting examples as fact because czmelot heard it from someone who acted confident. The Best Books of But what bothers me is that the whole Arthurian mythology seems to be totally different to the Sarmatian one.
Also includes 19 maps.
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Scott Littleton and Scytgia Malcor. Tintagel – 3 slides 1 online – uninhabited at time of Arthur D. The revised and expanded Encyclopedia was not referenced.
Galahad – slide 4.
Niggling though these point may seem, they but scratch the surface of much greater problems, ones that suggest that Littleton and Malcor are poorly grounded in the history they need to know in order to demonstrate the validity or even the plausibility of their case.
Martin Biddle Et Al. Western Armorica had become a British enclave in under Magnus Maximus, a usurping western emperor born on the estates of Count Theodosius in Galicia.
The sinews of a sound case are surrounded by what to all appearances is a load of shoddy, meretricious junk. The trouble is that in their eagerness they throw away many connections to Celtic mythology that I strongly suspect are genuine and important.
However, Arvandus, the Praetorian Prefect of Gaul, betrayed him by writing a letter to Euric the King of the Visigoths advising him to ambush Riothamus. The case that the Arthurian legends served as a sort of dye marker for the Sarmatianization of the European feudal elite is not just strong, but seems to me about as incontrovertible as an argument of this sort ever gets. Also includes 19 maps. I am not sure when or where I first encountered it, but the theory that the Arthurian cycle of legends might be rooted in the mythology of Scythia and the Sarmathians instantly struck me as not only plausible but almost certainly correct.
No keywords specified fix it. Arvandus was consequently tried for treason, but his friend Sidonius Apollinaris who also wrote of these events persuaded the court to reduce the sentence to exile. The authors employ a cultural diffusion model to argue that the most important Arthurian figures and themes originated in the culture of nomadic horse-riding peoples who inhabited the Eurasian steppes, an area known as Scythia to the Romans and Greeks.
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Yes, very consciously and very much so. Elizabeth Alexander rated it it was amazing Oct 02, I tried getting into these once, but found the viewpoint character so sour and unattractive that I gave up on them. Return to Book Page. Beth rated it liked it Oct 24, It was one of those cases where you can tell the fantasy author is cribbing intelligently from actual scholarship. This article has no associated abstract. Sword in the tree and Sword in the Stone – slide 3.
The Arthurian mythology is a very democratic, egalitarian one. John rated it it was amazing Mar 01, All of these facts, not speculations, were available, especially in the official Notitia Dignitatum, an illustrated Roman record still extant.
As the priest of the ancestor spirits is generally the boss himself, the role of the shaman is generally to travel up to the realms of heaven scytyia get divination.