Redsteve's Reviews > Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: The Sangreal, Pope Joan, The Wandering Jew, and Others

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages by Sabine Baring-Gould
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Sep 19, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, medieval, mythology, folktales, spain-and-portugal, germany-austria, italy, british-isles, france, history, classical-period, india, middle-east, norse, scandinavian
Read from November 02 to 19, 2011 , read count: 1

Although the book does focus on myths, legends and folktakes that were popular in the Middle Ages, the author also delves into their probable origins in earlier periods and also refers to similar stories in other cultures with no (or lost in antiquity) connection to Medieval Europe. I only give this a "2" as I felt that the writing was erratic from section to section. Some were quite readable and others painful to slog through.

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