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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of His disciples, which are not written in this book";3 and again, "There are also
many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one,
I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be ...
In the course of conversation he was asked whether he had ever seen or heard
any thing of Joseph, a man of whom there was much talk in the world, who, when
our Lord suffered, was present and spoke to Him, and who is still alive, ...
... old man replied that His appearing would be at the end of the world, at the Last
Judgment. But this only increased Fadhilah s curiosity so that he inquired the
signs of the approach of the end of all things, whereupon Zerib Bar Elia gave him.
end of all things, whereupon Zerib Bar Elia gave him an account of general,
social, and moral dissolution, which would be the climax of this world's history.6
In 1547 he was seen in Europe, if we are to believe the following narration: — "
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did not see him or hear any thing authentic concerning him at that time when I
was in Paris."10 A curious little book11 written against the quackery of
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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