Medieval Mysteries

The History Behind the Myths of the Middle Ages
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Author(s): Thomas F. Madden
Genre: History
Imprint: Modern Scholar
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.17 hours)
Product Number: Z08058
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781490617220
Narrator/s: Thomas F. Madden
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Madden guides listeners through the most famous and enduring narratives of medival Europe. Beginning with King Arthur, Professor Madden peels back layers of exaggeration and fiction to lay bare the historical basis for the mythological king. Madden then examines myths of the medieval church, sexual myths of the Middle Ages, and myths about Robin Hood and the Shroud of Turin, all the time imparting an understanding of just what medieval people thought about their planet. Contents: King Arthur: man vs. myth -- Medieval and modern mysteries of the Holy Grail -- A female Pope? The myth and legends of Pope Joan -- Burn them all: witches and inquisitors in the Middle Ages -- Medieval sexual myths: chastity belts and the Lord's "right of first night" -- Splitting arrows: the history and myth of Robin Hood -- Sailing off the edge of the world: the myth of the flat Earth -- Is the Shroud of Turin a Medieval forgery?

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Author(s): Thomas F. Madden
Narrator(s): Thomas F. Madden
Genre: History
Product Number UC0325
Released: Mar 28, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490617206