Teutonic Myth and Legend
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Teutonic Myth and Legend

This is Donald Mackenzie's able retelling of the Northern mythological cycle. He weaves a coherent narrative from the Eddas, the Niebelunglied, the Volsung Saga, Beowulf, the primordial Hamlet myths, and Medieval German tales of chivalry.

Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine
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Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

This is Lewis Spence's retelling of the legends and sagas of the Rhine. Many of these tales have supernatural or pagan elements, although most are set in the middle ages, with the crusades, chivalry, knights, damsels in distress and castles. Many stories center around desperate bargains with the devil. One of the best parts of this book is Spence's discussion of the historical basis of the Nibelunglied, its relation to the Icelandic ...

Basque Legends
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Basque Legends

Basque Legends by Wentworth Webster is a collection of mythology and folklore from the Basque people, an ethnic group from Spain. Chapters include: The Tartaro; Errua, The Madman; The Three Brothers, The Cruel Master, And The Tartaro; The Tartaro and Petit Perroquet; The Grateful Tartaro and the Heren-Suge; The Seven-Headed Serpent; The Serpent in the Wood; Acheria, The Fox; The Ass and the Wolf; Basa-Jauna, The Wild Man; The Servant...

Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods
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Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Margaret Armour's translation of the last two operas in the 'Ring of the Nibelung' cycle; 'Siegfried' and 'The Twilight of the Gods' follows the epic story that charts the struggles of the gods, heroes and mythical creatures loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas. ‘Siegfried’ is primarily inspired by the story of the legendary hero Sigurd in Norse mythology. This narrative is followed by the f...

Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People
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Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People

Chapters include: Aquelarre; Arguiduna; Maitagarri; Roldan's Bugle-Horn; Jaun-Zuria, Prince Of Erin; The Branch of White Lilies. A Tradition; The Song of Lamia; The Virgin of the Five Towns--Ballad; Kurucificatuaren Canta (The Chant of the Crucified)--Ballad; The Raids; The Holy War--Ballad; The Prophecy of Lara--Ballad; and, Hurca-Mendi.

Bulfinch’s Mythology, The Age of Fable
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Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable

The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes is the first part of Bulfinch's Mythology, the other two being The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur, and, Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages. Chapters include: Prometheus and Pandora; Apollo and Daphne — Pyramus and Thisbe — Cephalus and Procris; Juno and Her Rivals, Io and Callisto — Diana and Actaeon — Latona and the Rustics; Phaeton; Midas — Baucis and Ph...

Bulfinch’s Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne
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Bulfinch's Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

This is the third and last part of Bulfinch's Mythology, the previous two being The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, and The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur. Chapters include: The Peers, Or Paladins; The Tournament; The Siege Of Albracca; Adventures Of Rinaldo And Orlando; The Invasion Of France; Bradamante And Rogero; Astolpho And The Enchantress; The Orc; Astolpho’s Adventures Continued, And Isabella’s Begun;...

A History of the Huguenots
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A History of the Huguenots

This is an excellent and inspiring tale of the Huguenots, an ethnoreligious group of French Protestants. John Calvin was a Frenchman and his reformation in the French speaking Swiss city of Geneva had a profound impact on his homeland. The story of these heroic Christians and their struggles for the faith is an edifying exercise for those who desire to know more of their spiritual heritage. The book starts with the history of pre-Ref...

The Psychology of Revolution
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The Psychology of Revolution

Chapters include: Scientific And Political Revolutions; Religious Revolutions; The Action Of Governments In Revolutions; The Part Played By The People In Revolutions; Individual Variations Of Character In Time Of Revolution; The Mystic Mentality And The Jacobin Mentality; The Revolutionary And Criminal Mentalities; The Psychology OF Revolutionary Crowds; The Psychology Of The Revolutionary Assemblies; The Opinions Of Historians Conce...

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Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Chapters include: Childhood And Betrothal To Charles Of Castile; European Complications; A Campaign And A Courtship; The Duchess Repudiates Her Suitor And The Princess Breaks Her Contract; Betrothal To Louis XII. Of France; Queen Of France; The Englishmen In Paris; The White Queen And The Duke. The Secret Marriage; Confession And Penance; The Lovers Come Home; and, Afterwards.