Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages (1910)

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Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages (1910)

S$118.00

Title: Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages: Their Origin and Influence on Literature and Art
Author: H. A. Guerber
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Company, 1913
Condition: A beautiful book with an embossed front cover. Uncut pages. Cover and spine sunned and dulled. Minor foxing. Text clean. Profusely illustrated with black and white plates from various artists. In generally good condition, some wear and soiling.

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About the book:

An engaging, readable collection of European myths. See photos for contents.

From Goodreads:

This classic work presents seventeen key myths and legends of the Arthurian, Carolingian, Teutonic and Scandinavian cycles which embody the chivalric code and which inspired the greatest works of romance literature and art. The tales illuminate the mystical significance of knighthood and its ethos of self-purification and honour, decoding many allusions found in medieval art, literature and song.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Hélène Adeline Guerber (1859–1929), better known as H.A. Guerber, was a British historian most well known for her written histories of Germanic mythology.

Her most well known work is Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas (George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., London, 1908).

Other histories by Guerber include The Myths of Greece & Rome, Legends of the Rhine , Stories of the Wagner Opera, The Book of the Epic, The Story of the Ancient World, The Story of the Greeks, The Story of the Romans, Legends of the Middle Ages, The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation, The Story of the Thirteen Colonies, and The Story of the Great Republic.