Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

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One of the most brilliant, eclectic thinkers in Victorian England, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was intrigued by the grotesque and often savage history of the Middle Ages. The noted author and folklorist’s fascination with the period resulted in this absorbing compilation of vintage tales surrounding such figures as William Tell and the Man in the Moon.
Twenty-four legendary figures—among others, Saint Patrick, the Pied Piper, knights of the Holy Grail, and St. ...
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One of the most brilliant, eclectic thinkers in Victorian England, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was intrigued by the grotesque and often savage history of the Middle Ages. The noted author and folklorist’s fascination with the period resulted in this absorbing compilation of vintage tales surrounding such figures as William Tell and the Man in the Moon.
Twenty-four legendary figures—among others, Saint Patrick, the Pied Piper, knights of the Holy Grail, and St. George—are rejuvenated in this collection for a new audience. In addition to outlines of the myths, the author provides an objective analysis of their origins, relevance, and the extent of their basis in fact. Fascinating sources include Christian adaptations of prehistoric legends, misinterpretations of actual events, and outright fabrications. Accompanying illustrations provide a visual appreciation for these timeless classics. A marvelous introduction to age-old stories, this oft-cited work will be of value and interest to students, scholars, and other readers.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781409265924
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

The Wandering Jew
Prester John
The Divining Rod
The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
William Tell
The Dog Gellert
Tailed Men
Antichrist and Pope Joan
The Man in the Moon
The Mountain of Venus
S. Patrick's Purgatory
The Terrestrial Paradise
S. George
S. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins
The Legend of the Cross
Schamir
The Piper of Hameln
Bishop Hatto
Melusina
The Fortunate Isles
Swan-Maidens
The Knight of the Swan
The Sangreal
Theophilus
Appendix A. The Wandering Jew
Appendix B. Mountain of Venus
Appendix C. Pre-Christian Crosses
Appendix D. Shipping the Dead
Appendix E. Fatality of Numbers
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