Medieval Myths Author:Norma Lorre Goodrich A brilliant re-creation of the great myths of the medieval world--from Beowulf to the Cid. Medieval myths are as significant to the modern reader as they were to the unlettered liegemen and lords of the feudal ages. Their influence on literature, philosophy, and folklore is apparent throughout the history of Europe, and they have deeply expres... more »sed the imagination and dreams of many peoples.
This is the first collection of medieval myths in which the author compares the different national heroes at a time when they were emerging from barbarism to encounter the civilizing influences of ancient cultures. Norma Lorre Goodrich has studied these ageless classics from the best available texts, exposing the complex traits which became the national ideals of Spain, England, France, Russia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Hungary and the Scandinavian countries.« less