From Scythia to Camelot: a radical reassessment of the legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail / C. Scott Littleton, Linda A. For more information on the Scythians, the Alans, and their Arthurian connection, see From Scythia to Camelot, by Scott Littleton and Linda A. Documents Similar To From Scythia to Camelot – Littleton & Linda A. Malcor. JOSCELYN GODWIN Mystery Religions in the Ancient.

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Then there are all the babies being thrown out with the bathwater.

Not so amongst the steppe people at least not amongst the Turkic and Turk-influenced ones, and, therefore, I assume, not amongst the Sarmatians either.

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But the Sarmatians were themselves a main source of the Persian heavy-cavalry style, especially in its earliest phases. I remember ESR has quoted this fellow on how the remnaints of religious belief affect your worldview — it seems it may be a good idea to look deeper into the works of Campbell, as he is getting quoted about the most interesting topics.

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Round Scytha, the kings as first knight among equals etc. Littleton and Malcor try to attribute all aspects of Arthurian legend to Northeast Iranian traditions, even to the point of seemingly inventing or twisting evidence see below. This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes.


What stories did they tell? The Sarmatians and the closely-related or identical tribe of Alans introduced armored heavy cavalry using the shock charge with lance to Europe: I tried getting into these once, but found the viewpoint character so sour and unattractive that I gave up on them. Every misfortune is the failure of the boss, every good fortune is his blessing, or rather of the spirits of the ancestors coming through him.

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Find it on Scholar. The boss deals with the spirits of the ancestors, and everything, good or bad is the result of those dealings.

I would be unsurprised if it throws the Sarmatian Hypothesis into disrepute for decades, which I would consider very unfortunate because despite the authors I still believe the hypothesis to be essentially true. The grail material is -much- later and has to do with late medieval Catholic and heretical beliefs Cathar?

History of Western Philosophy. Malcor is a California-based free-lance writer and researcher. There are no discussion topics on this book yo. As the priest of the ancestor spirits is generally the boss himself, the role of the shaman is generally to travel up to the realms of heaven and get divination.

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The Sword in the Stone 7. Scott Littleton and Linda A. The Alans and the Grail I give them props for getting that bit right. Book titles OR Journal titles. Skip to secondary content. All ecythia these facts, not speculations, were available, especially in the official Notitia Dignitatum, an illustrated Roman record still extant.


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Arthurian Women Thelma S. Scytyia was one of those cases where you can tell the fantasy author is cribbing intelligently from actual scholarship. Moves of own accord; banquets c. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy journals. It is probably the worst-argued case for a strong and attractive idea I have ever seen.

Sarmatians were settled in northwest Britain along Hadrian’s wall and during the fifth century the Alans were settled in parts of Gaul, principally in the southwest. Tl me of new posts by email.

Heather rated it really liked it Oct 21, The sinews of a sound case are surrounded by what to all appearances is a load of shoddy, meretricious junk. Duncan Scott rated it really liked it Froj 14, Your email address will not be published. Mar 12, Nick Boldrini rated it it was ok Shelves: New York and London: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Where the authors go wrong is in severely overplaying their hand.