Medieval Myths

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Meridian, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 286 pages
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Offering nine brilliant readings of the great myths of the world, from Beowulf to The Cid, this is the first collection to compare national heroes at a time when their cultures were emerging from barbarism into civilization, demonstrating how their reverberations have deeply affected the ideals of the nations from which they came.

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I got this book, thinking it was a collection of Medieval Mythology - and it is, but it is just a collection of excerpts. This would be a good book to introduce you to good titles in the genre, but you'll have to go find the actual text elsewhere. Read full review


Peredur Wales
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Dr. Norma Lorre Goodrich, B.S., Ph.D., Litt.D., K.C., FSA Scot was a French and Comparative Literature educator and preeminent King Arthur authority. She was born in Huntington, VT on May 10, 1917 and died in Claremont, CA. on September 19, 2006 at the age of 89. During her lifetime, her published books include King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Heroines, The Holy Grail, Priestesses, Ancient Myths and Medieval Myths among others. She was also Assistant Professor of French at USC and Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at The Claremont Colleges in the mid-1970's, eventually becoming Dean of the Faculty at Scripps College. She was knighted as Dame, Knights Templar, Commandery of Nova Scotia, Scotland, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, National Society Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) and the Royal Society of Descendants of Charlemagne.

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