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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1994 Hardback New in New jacket Book. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Strange and compelling myths and legends including Prester John, William Tell, Pope Joan, St George, St Ursula and ... the Eleven Thousand Virgins, and The Knight of the Swan. Skillfully edited from the original. Edited with an introduction. Barnes & Noble Books Inc 1994. illus 160pp hb dw slight shelf wear, new. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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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: 9781566195157
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/15/1993
  • Pages: 159

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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