Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
Cosimo, Inc., 1 okt. 2007 - 388 pagina's
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, first published in 1866, is a collection of 24 of the most commonly held superstitions of the Medieval era. For each story, Baring-Gould presents his research into the history and possible inspiration for the myth. Included among these familiar tales are: . The Wandering Jew, the story of the Jewish shoemaker who is doomed to wander the Earth until the Second Coming . William Tell, the Swiss hero who shot an apple off his son's head . Saint George, a Christian who suffered seven torturous deaths only to be revived each time, healthy and unhurt . The Fortunate Isles, also known as Atlantis; this myth posits the existence of a magical land in the west where paradise awaits. English hagiographer and scholar SABINE BARING-GOULD (1834-1924) published a book of English folk songs entitled Songs of the West in 1889 and wrote many hymns, including "Onward, Christian Soldiers."
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Icist ne t'atenderont pas, Mais saces, tu m'atenderas." We hear no more of the
Wandering Jew till the sixteenth century, when we hear first of him in a casual
manner, as assisting a weaver, Kokot, at the royal palace in Bohemia (1505), to
find a ...
Many people came from different places to Hamburg and Dantzig in order to see
and hear this man, and were convinced that the providence of God was
exercised in this individual in a very remarkable manner. He gladly listened to
Gods word ...
... their return home to Schleswig, and confirmed with solemn oaths, that they had
come across the same mysterious individual at Madrid in Spain, in appearance,
manner of life, habits, clothing, just the same as he had appeared in Hamburg.
With him, they have made a compact, and he with them; and this is a matter
concerning which there can be no manner of doubt." Benjamin of Tudela, another
Jew, travelled in the East between the years 1159-1173, the last being the date of
And in like manner the story got about that there was a great King John. However
, I traversed his pastures, and no one knew any thing about him, except a few
Nestorians. In his pastures lives Ken-Khan, at whose court was Brother Andrew, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Baring-Gould covers an interesting array of topics, from well-known subjects like the Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Tell, to obscure subjects like the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and Bishop Hatto ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - D.ElaineCalderin - LibraryThing
A must read for students of folklore and mythology and a must have reference book for modern fantasy fiction authors. Hard to find mythos in an easy to read and easy to follow volume. Intriguing. Volledige review lezen