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Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs

Editorial: Oxford University Press 2002-05-23, 2002
ISBN 10: 0195147715 / ISBN 13: 9780195147711
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Título: Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends...

Editorial: Oxford University Press 2002-05-23

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Good

Edición: First Edition.


0195147715 Hardcover book that is a former library item with typical library markings. This book has very little wear to the exterior. The binding is tight, corners sharp and the text is clean throughout. Fast shipper. N° de ref. de la librería Z280099

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Over a decade in the making, Medieval Folklore offers a wide-ranging guide to the lore of the Middle Ages--from the mundane to the supernatural. Definitive and lively articles focus on the great tales and traditions of the age and includes information on daily and nightly customs and activities; religious beliefs of the pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jew; key works of oral and written literature; traditional music and art; holidays and feasts; food and drink; and plants and animals, both real and fantastical.

While most books on medieval folklore focus primarily on the West, this unique volume brings together an eclectic range of experts to treat the subject from a global perspective. Especially remarkable are the surveys of the major medieval traditions including Arab-Islamic, Baltic, English, Finno-Ugric, French, Hispanic, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Scandinavian, Scottish, Slavic, and Welsh.

For anyone who has ever wanted a path through the tangle of Arthurian legends, or the real lowdown on St. Patrick, or the last word on wolf lore--this is the place to look.


A venerable assemblage of scholars illuminates the folklore of the medieval world and the generations that invented and sustained it.

The contributors:

Ulrich Marzolph -- Arab-Islamic
Thomas A. DuBois -- Baltic
John McNamara & Carl Lindahl -- English
Thomas A. DuBois -- Finno-Ugric
Francesca Canadé Sautman -- French
Samuel G. Armistead -- Hispanic
Éva Pócs -- Hungarian
Joseph Falaky Nagy -- Irish
Giuseppe C. Di Scipio -- Italian
Eli Yassif -- Jewish
Stephen A. Mitchell -- Scandinavian
John McNamara -- Scottish
Eve Levin -- Slavic
Elissa R. Henken & Brynley F. Roberts -- Welsh

Biografía del autor:
Carl Lindahl, author of books and articles on Chaucer, folk narrative, and festive custom, and John McNamara, who has produced many studies of the heroic and monastic lore of medieval England and Scotland, are Professors of English at the University of Houston. John Lindow is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley specializing in Scandinavian folklore and medieval studies.

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