Medieval Mysteries: A Guide to History, Lore, Places and Symbolism

Journey into twelve of the worldOCOs favorite medieval mysteries and cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages From ChaucerOCOs Canterbury Tales to Umberto EcoOCOs Name of the Rose to Dan BrownOCOs bestselling The Da Vinci Code, the medieval period continues to intrigue, inspire, entertain, and fascinate many today.a This is a book for the general rJourney into twelve of the worldOCOs favorite medieval mysteries and cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages From ChaucerOCOs Canterbury Tales to Umberto EcoOCOs Name of the Rose to Dan BrownOCOs bestselling The Da Vinci Code, the medieval period continues to intrigue, inspire, entertain, and fascinate many today.a This is a book for the general reader and specialist alike, Medieval expert, former Rosslyn Chapel museum exhibition curator, and bestselling author Dr Karen Ralls guides the reader through the key historical facts, legends and lore, affiliated places, and major symbolism of 12 popular medieval enigmas, providing a lively introductory portal which includes some of the lesser known, sidelined, or unacknowledged aspects of each of these enduring topics The story of each subject comes alive as never before, providing a solid introduction for all readers as well as further suggested resources for teachers and researchers Also included are photographs, a recommended reading section, maps, a list of the key major sites associated with each topic, and a full bibliography.Topics covered include King Arthur, Merlin, and Glastonbury The Grail Quest Mary Magdalene The real meaning of Black Madonnas The Knights Templar, the Cathars, and Rosslyn Chapel Medieval Guides and Troubadours Heresy and Heretics
Medieval Mysteries A Guide to History Lore Places and Symbolism Journey into twelve of the worldOCOs favorite medieval mysteries and cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages From ChaucerOCOs Canterbury Tales to Umberto EcoOCOs Name of the Rose to

  • Title: Medieval Mysteries: A Guide to History, Lore, Places and Symbolism
  • Author: Karen Ralls
  • ISBN: 9780892545926
  • Page: 234
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Medieval Mysteries is, first and foremost, a beautifully produced book, lavishly and appropriately illustrated in colour. The child in each of us looks at the pictures first, of course, flicking through to get a taste of what is in store, as if let loose in a sweet shop. But don’t be fooled by the plethora of photographs and drawings; this is no lightweight glossary of the subjects that have been covered and re-covered so many times… this is a serious and scholarly work in all its detail.The [...]

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