Glastonbury : Myth and Archaeology

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Glastonbury, with the distinctive landmark of the Tor, is a familiar name to many. Its fame lies not simply in its renowned festival, but in its legendary associations with King Arthur and with Joseph of Arimathea, whose staff was supposed to have grown into Glastonbury Tor. Philip Rahtz has excavated extensively in and around Glastonbury, and disentangles the myths from the truths, giving a comprehensive survey of this remarkable place from the earliest times to the present day.

Author Biography

Philip Rahtz is an eminent archeologist who led key excavations of Glastonbury Tor in 1964 and 1966. Lorna Watts is a fellow archaeologist at the University of York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Why Glastonbury? Environment and Resourcesp. 11
Prehistoric and Roman Glastonburyp. 21
Glastonbury in Written Sourcesp. 37
Myth And legendp. 53
Glastonbury Torp. 67
The Abbey and its Precinctp. 85
The Medieval town and its Environsp. 127
Beyond Glastonburyp. 141
Glastonbury in Modern Timesp. 159
Where to visitp. 167
Further Readingp. 173
Bibliographyp. 177
Glossaryp. 181
Indexp. 185
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