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 folkloristas 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 figuresaamong others, Saint Patrick, the Pied Piper, knights of the Holy Grail, and St. Georgeaare 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.Twenty-four legendary figuresaamong others, Saint Patrick, the Pied Piper, knights of the Holy Grail, and St. Georgeaare rejuvenated in this collection for a new audience.
|Title||:||Curious Myths of the Middle Ages|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2012-09-21|