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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Short, versions of several early medieval European legends, each accompanied by a brief introduction that provides cultural, geographic, and sources context. The book could be deeper, but I enjoyed it ... Read full review

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Short, versions of several early medieval European legends, each accompanied by a brief introduction that provides cultural, geographic, and sources context. The book could be deeper, but I enjoyed it ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
ix
Peredur Wales
51
Roland France
77
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About the author (1994)

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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