(Revied together with 'Medieval Comic Tales') Both make a delightful contribution to our understanding and mapping of those mental landscapes. They also allowed me to see the physical medieval landscape differently, reminding me that in the medieval period it had supernatural and metaphorical dimensions. In these tales a wide range of medieval people come to life. FINDS RESEARCH GROUP NEWSLETTERBR>A collection of stories that have stood the test of time. HISTORY MAGAZINE (US)(An) excellent compendium of medieval folklore. FORTEAN TIMESTruly ... a landmark work. This impeccably researched and very readable book should appeal to a wide audience. MEDIEVAL REVIEWEvery reader is sure to find something new and many readers may find something to treasure in this sprightly anthology. ARTHURIANAStrongly recommended. A convenient compendium indeed! MR JAMES NEWSLETTERAssembles dozens of ghostly tales from an impressive array of original sources ranging from Iceland to Florence. BBC HISTORY
From the Publisher
Seventy-seven tales of the supernatural, intended to frighten and excite and bring to heel their medieval audience, culled from medieval chronicles, preaching manuals, sagas, heroic poetry and romances.
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