Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

Independently Published, 26 jan. 2021 - 96 pagina's
The news of the success of the Priest-King opened a door of hope to the desponding Christianworld. Pope Alexander III. determined at once to effect a union with this mysterious personage, andon the 27th of September, 1177, wrote him a letter, which he intrusted to his physician, Philip, todeliver in person.Philip started on his embassy, but never returned. The conquests of Tschengis-Khan again attractedthe eyes of Christian Europe to the East. The Mongol hordes were rushing in upon the west withdevastating ferocity; Russia, Poland, Hungary, and the eastern provinces of Germany, hadsuccumbed, or suffered grievously; and the fears of other nations were roused lest they too shouldtaste the misery of a Mongolian invasion. It was Gog and Magog come to slaughter, and the times ofAntichrist were dawning. But the battle of Liegnitz stayed them in their onward career, and Europewas saved.Pope Innocent IV. determined to convert these wild hordes of barbarians, and subject them to thecross of Christ; he therefore sent among them a number of Dominican and Franciscan missioners, and embassies of peace passed between the Pope, the King of France, and the Mogul Khan

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Gebruikersrecensie  - 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

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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

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