Medieval Folklore

Medieval Folklore

An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs

Book - 2000
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ABC-CLIO

This award winning, definitive work is an A–Z guide to the mundane and supernatural lore of the Middle Ages.


This award winning, definitive work is an A–Z guide to the mundane and supernatural lore of the Middle Ages.


• Includes over 300 A–Z entries

• Exhaustive bibliographic guides with each entry

• Over 150 illustrations

• Extensive indexes of motifs and tale types



Book News
The more than 100 contributors from Europe and the US include some weighty names in Medieval and literary studies, and folklore, and mythology, and their treatment tends to be indicative of the concerns and approaches of their particular discipline. Folklorists, for example, start enumerating international tale-type numbers at first opportunity. The articles describe great myths and legends of the era; daily and nightly customs and activities; religious beliefs of pagans, Christians, Muslims, and Jews; oral and written works; traditional music and art; holidays and feasts; food and drink; real and fantastic plants and animals; and other dimensions. The cross-references are at the end of the article rather than keyed to a specific term, name, or idea but the bibliographies are extensive and include modern editions of Medieval works as well as modern scholarship. Indexes are by tale types and motifs as well as names and subjects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Articles describe medieval myths and legends; customs and activities; religious beliefs of pagans, Christians, and Muslims; oral and written works; holidays; and traditional music and art.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000
ISBN: 9781576071212
1576071219
Branch Call Number: R 398 MED
Characteristics: 2 v., xxxiii, 1135 p. : illus. ; 26 cm

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