The Death of Merlin: Arthurian Myth and Alchemy

The Death of Merlin: Arthurian Myth and Alchemy

by Walter Johannes Stein
     
 

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The story of King Arthur and the Grail remains fascinating to this day. In this classic work, Walter Johannes Stein traces its origins in early Christianity and classical and Nordic mythology, and follows its development in medieval and modern times.

In particular Stein explores the parallels between the quest for the Grail and the medieval alchemists' search for

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The story of King Arthur and the Grail remains fascinating to this day. In this classic work, Walter Johannes Stein traces its origins in early Christianity and classical and Nordic mythology, and follows its development in medieval and modern times.

In particular Stein explores the parallels between the quest for the Grail and the medieval alchemists' search for the Philosopher's Stone.

This book is a collection of essays that were first published, or delivered as lectures, in the 1920s and 1930s. The first section of the book is Stein's own Memoirs, which ground his research in the cultural background of the era.

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ISBN-13:
9780863151132
Publisher:
Floris Books
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x (d)

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