WorldCat Identities

Matthews, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 219 works in 864 publications in 6 languages and 24,755 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Arthurian romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biography  Legends  Romances  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Director, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PR2043, 823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Matthews
Pirates by John Matthews( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of information about pirates, including who the first pirates were, what pirate ships looked like, what life was like to be a pirate, and how pirates are represented in pop culture, in a book with hidden items under flaps
The winter solstice : the sacred traditions of Christmas by John Matthews( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of many traditions of the winter season and offers suggestions for celebrating the Winter solstice
Encyclopaedia of Celtic wisdom : the Celtic shaman's sourcebook by Caitlin Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sourcebook for traditional Celtic spirituality
The Grail : quest for the eternal by John Matthews( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur : Dark Age warrior and mythic hero by John Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separates fact from myth in regards to King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. Discusses some of the theatrical productions that have been made about King Arthur and explores many of the other characters involved in the King Arthur myths, like Merlin, Gawain, and Lancelot
The Barefoot book of knights by John Matthews( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Tom of Warwick is sent to live in a castle so that he can learn about knighthood and chivalry. There, kindly Master William, the armorer, tells stories about knights from all around the world. Through their courage, honor, strength, wisdom, patience and humility, the knights in these stories illustrate to Tom what it takes to be a great knight
The Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins : traditional tales from around the world by John Matthews( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross-cultural anthology of folk tales about giants, ghosts, and goblins, accompanied by illustrations and two CDs
Warriors of Arthur by John Matthews( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the culture, weapons, and places associated with King Arthur ranging from the true sixth century origins to the romances and chronicles of the Middle Ages
The Druid source book : from earliest times to the present day( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources--often lost or forgotten texts and translations--he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contribute to practices we see today. A Druid himself, John Matthews has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the real truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids. This unique collection dispels many of the wilder theories about Druidism, and provides a rich source of concepts for the modern seeker of truth.--From publisher description
Classic Celtic fairy tales( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keltiske folkeeventyr
Trick of the tale : a collection of trickster tales by John Matthews( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of tales featuring notable trickster characters such as Raven and Hare, from the folk traditions of many countries
An Arthurian reader : selections from Arthurian legend, scholarship, and story by John Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a cross-section of speculation, both scholarly and esoteric, some supported by cross references, while others contain astonishing tales of the Arthurian world
Warriors of Christendom : Charlemagne, El Cid, Barbarossa, Richard Lionheart by John Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates most wanted by John Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on the most ruthless pirates, including Henry Morgan, William Kidd, and Blackbeard, in a book with objects attached throughout
Arthur of Albion : marvellous tales of the Round Table by John Matthews( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly recounts various legends about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, including how Arthur came to own the sword Excalibur, magical creatures met by Arthur and his men, and the strange powers of Merlin
Le morte d'Arthur : King Arthur and the legends of the Round Table by Thomas Malory( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the unabridged text of Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur," the classic account of King Arthur's life, the adventures of his court, and his quest for the grail, and includes color illustrations
The Element encyclopedia of magical creatures : the ultimate A-Z of fantastic beings from myth and magic by John Matthews( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From unicorns, salamanders, satyrs, giants, elves and trolls, to dragons, nymphs, mermaids, werewolves and griffins -- take an enchanting journey through the history, folklore, and mythology of these beasts from virtually every culture in the world."--Page 4 of cover
King Arthur and the Grail quest : myth and vision from Celtic times to the present by John Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin through the ages : a chronological anthology and source book( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide range of depictions of Merlin, from the earliest records to modern fiction and movies
The Arthurian tradition by John Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Aurthurian tradition, looking at the myths, legends, and facts that remain of the man called Arthur, and his court
 
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Pirates
Alternative Names
Matthews, John i Caitlín.

Metjū, Džons 1948-

매튜스, 존 1948-

マシュウズ, ジョン

マシューズ, ジョン

Languages
English (220)

German (7)

French (7)

Spanish (7)

Italian (4)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The winter solstice : the sacred traditions of ChristmasEncyclopaedia of Celtic wisdom : the Celtic shaman's sourcebookThe Grail : quest for the eternalKing Arthur : Dark Age warrior and mythic heroThe Barefoot book of knightsThe Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins : traditional tales from around the worldWarriors of ArthurThe Druid source book : from earliest times to the present day