Edad media

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A collection of some of the most fundamental myths and legends of post-Roman Europe, this book gathers tales of pagan and Christian heroes and villains alike and sheds light on the cultures and beliefs of the Middle Ages. Among the stories included are those of Beowulf, the Danish hero who battled against monsters and dragons; Tristan and Isolde, the tragic lovers whose tale was translated into numerous languages; El Cid, Spain’s national hero; and the legend of the Holy Grail, which illustrates man’s eternal ...

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Overview

A collection of some of the most fundamental myths and legends of post-Roman Europe, this book gathers tales of pagan and Christian heroes and villains alike and sheds light on the cultures and beliefs of the Middle Ages. Among the stories included are those of Beowulf, the Danish hero who battled against monsters and dragons; Tristan and Isolde, the tragic lovers whose tale was translated into numerous languages; El Cid, Spain’s national hero; and the legend of the Holy Grail, which illustrates man’s eternal quest for paradise. This compendium will appeal to both students and scholars of the medieval period as well as readers merely interested in classic stories that remain compelling to this day.

Una colección de algunos de los mitos y leyendas más fundamentales de Europa tras la caída el Imperio Romano, este libro reúne historias de héroes y villanos paganos y cristianos por igual y arroja luz sobre las culturas y las creencias de la Edad Media. Entre las historias incluidas están la de Beowulf, el héroe danés que batalló contra monstruos y dragones; la de Tristán e Isolda, los amantes trágicos cuya historia ha sido traducida a diversas lenguas; la de El Cid, el héroe nacional de España; y la de la leyenda del Santo Grial, la cual ilustra la eterna búsqueda del hombre por el paraíso. Este compendio atraerá tanto a los estudiantes y eruditos del periodo medieval así como al lector interesado simplemente en historias clásicas que siguen siendo absorbentes hasta el día de hoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788497941280
  • Publisher: Edimat Libros
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Mitos y leyendas Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,064,732
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

H. A. Guerber was a British historian known for her written histories of Germanic mythology. She is the author of Legends of the Rhine, Myths of the Norsemen, and The Story of the Ancient World.

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