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1 Guerber, H[Elene] A[Deline] Middle Ages. Myths and Legends Series.
New York Avenel Books 1986 0517604426 / 9780517604427 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
With Illustrations From Drawings And Famous Paintings. Xvi, 405 pages, many plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Facsimile reprint of the text and illustrations of the 1909 edition. From the dust jacket: "There were never more welcome guests in the castles, inns, and homes of medieval Europe, than the minstrels, troubadours, and jongleurs. Their songs and tales were both popular and familiar; they were enjoyed by rich and poor alike. Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, the classic culture of Greece and Rome, with its gods and legends, was forgotten; and from among the many races and tribes that had spread over Western Europe following the collapse of the Empire there emerged new legends, indigenous to the newcomers. The collection in this book brings together the most famous of the European stories, some with roots dating back to pagan times, others extolling the virtues of more recent heroes - Christian paladins, kings, and emperors. ~ Many of the tales have been frequently remodeled and embellished by the fancy of the medieval bards that they are beyond historical interpretation or chronological comprehension. They nevertheless retain a compelling vivacity and variety, and in The Middle Ages modern readers can enjoy, as did their medieval ancestors, the old, traditional stories of Europe. " ; 405 pages 
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