A book by Joseph Campbell on the Arthurian myths. Therefore, it’s learned, authoritative, and riveting to read as Campbell brings together myths from Wales, Ireland, the European continent, the Middle East, and even further field to support the explanation of the tales featured in the book.
The book starts with explanations of the Neolithic, Celtic, Roman, and German backgrounds for the myths. Then the voyages of St Brendan are explained and the life of St Patrick as well as the roles of troubadours and Minnesingers in the Middle Ages.
There are in-depth studies of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival, Gottfried von Strassburg’s Tristan and Iseult and the Knights of the Round Table as well as good analysis of the Waste Land, The Fisher King, The Grail, and Avalon.