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History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum)…

History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum)

by Nennius

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(Second book for the readathon. Going so slowly!)

Nennius contains one of the earliest references to King Arthur. It's a short reference -- one I've actually read in the course reader -- but I wanted to read it in context. Nothing much surprising to me in this: I know this version of history.

The Dodo Press edition isn't great. I bought it new yesterday: today one of the pages just fell right out. Great binding there, guys. The footnotes are odd, too: instead of being at the bottom of the page, they're in with the rest of the text, but indented. Hard to read. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
As far as histories go, it's quite short. However, Nennius packs a lot of detail into his writing. I find myself wanting to read more. Nennius has also given us a detailed account of King Arthur and the battle at Mount Badon. It is important to keep in mind though, that King Arthur may not have been a historical person. This is definitely a very entertaining and complete history, but not necessarily accurate. ( )
  MMWiseheart | Dec 9, 2009 |
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Arthurian Period Sources Vol 8: Nennius

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