An extremely well-researched and well-structured book...(produced to) the highest quality, with particularly fine colour and black and white reproductions. --Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association
Beautifully illustrated, detailed and clearly written, Barber's book is a fine introduction for the general reader. His chapter on courtly poetry and romance is the best short treatment of the subject I've come across in a decade of intermittent teaching on medieval literature. --Touchstone
Very attractive (and) makes a fascinating yet complex subject accessible to all. THE RICARDIAN A very accessible text that both informs and entertains, enhanced greatly by full colour illustrations from period sources with accompanying photographs. WWW.RANDLESREVIEWS.CO.UK Written in an engaging style, and gloriously illustrated throughout. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW --Various
About the Author
Richard Barber, author of Holy Grail: History of a Legend, Myths and Legends of the British Isles and King Arthur: Hero and Legend, has written an engaging and intriguing book on one of the most original concepts of the medieval mind.