The File on… King Arthur

In this book Edmund Jacoby retells the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, introducing his readers to the world of medieval romance. He also supplies information about the historical background of the Arthurian legends and expatiates on the art of narration which creates its very own, quite novel brand of reality.

The immortal legends surrounding King Arthur contain such colourful characters as sage Merlin, Prince of Enchanters, beautiful Queen Guinevere, faithful Sir Gawain and brave Sir Lancelot. They also teem with fairires, giants, dwarves, dragons and sundry other denizens of the magic kingdom. Yet there is a core of ancient history beneath all those layers of magic lore, and these legends remain an important source of information concerning the beliefs and values of chivalry at the height of the Middle Ages. Knights prize loyalty and friendship, they honour women, and fight for the weak – even today these values of chivalry are a benchmark of decency. And the fact that knights errant are always looking for high adventure will endear them to generations of children for centuries to come.

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Edmund Jacoby

Edmund Jacoby studied history and philosophy in Tübingen and Paris. He graduated at Frankfurt University where he worked as a lecturer, before becoming reader for a publishing company and eventually starting a publishing business in his own right. He has written a number of children’s books and non-fiction books.

Stefanie Roth

Born in Dresden in 1969, Stefanie Roth studied illustration and graphic arts in Prague and communication design at Berlin-Weißensee’s Kunsthochschule, attending Professor Volker Pfüller’s master class. She has been freelancing as a graphic designer, illustrator and designer of books since 1997. She’s also headed the faculty of graphic design at Schwerin’s Design Schule since 2008.

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