Get familiar with the most famous legends which form the staple of mediaeval literature!
+ In modern English and easy to read + Each legend has a short intro + Narrated with special reference to literature and art + Wide variety of legends + Preface by the editor + Active table of contents!
OVERVIEW: "The Nibelungenlied", "Merlin", "Tristan and Iseult", "Beowulf" and all the other mediaeval legends have been repeated in poetry and prose with endless variations. It is the aim of this volume to condense them so that they may readily be understood. Of course in so limited a space only an outline of each legend can be given, with a few short quotations to illustrate the style of the poem in which they are embodied, or to lend additional force to some point in the story.
THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE MIDDLE AGES: + Beowulf + The Nibelungenlied + Tristan And Iseult + Merlin + Gudrun + Reynard The Fox + Langobardian Cycle Of Myths + The Amblings + Dietrich von Bern + Charlemagne And His Paladins + The Sons Of Aymon + Huon Of Bordeaux + Titurel And The Holy Grail + The Round Table + The Story Of Frithiof + Ragnar Lodbrok + The Cid