Curious Myths Of The Middle Ages

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Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, first published in 1866, is a collection of 24 of the most commonly held superstitions of the Medieval era. For each story, Baring-Gould presents his research into the history and possible inspiration for the myth. Included among these familiar tales are:

. The Wandering Jew, the story of the Jewish shoemaker who is doomed to wander the Earth until the Second Coming
. William Tell, the Swiss hero who shot an ...

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Overview

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, first published in 1866, is a collection of 24 of the most commonly held superstitions of the Medieval era. For each story, Baring-Gould presents his research into the history and possible inspiration for the myth. Included among these familiar tales are:

. The Wandering Jew, the story of the Jewish shoemaker who is doomed to wander the Earth until the Second Coming
. William Tell, the Swiss hero who shot an apple off his son's head
. Saint George, a Christian who suffered seven torturous deaths only to be revived each time, healthy and unhurt
. The Fortunate Isles, also known as Atlantis; this myth posits the existence of a magical land in the west where paradise awaits.

English hagiographer and scholar SABINE BARING-GOULD (1834-1924) published a book of English folk songs entitled Songs of the West in 1889 and wrote many hymns, including "Onward, Christian Soldiers."

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  • ISBN-13: 9781142180683
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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