WorldCat Identities

Matthews, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 182 works in 707 publications in 11 languages and 23,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biography  Sources  Legends  Miscellanea  Arthurian romances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Adapter, Compiler
Classifications: PR2043, 823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Matthews
Pirates by John Matthews( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,154 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 )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of many traditions of the winter season and offers suggestions for celebrating the Winter solstice
The Grail : quest for the eternal by John Matthews( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and German and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 729 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
Encyclopaedia of Celtic wisdom : the Celtic shaman's sourcebook by Caitlin Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sourcebook for traditional Celtic spirituality
The Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins : traditional tales from around the world by John Matthews( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross-cultural anthology of folk tales carefully chosen to terrify and tantalize young readers. The mystery and magic of the stories are beautifully realized by evocative and enchanting watercolors
Warriors of Arthur by John Matthews( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 660 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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 592 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 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keltiske folkeeventyr
An Arthurian reader : selections from Arthurian legend, scholarship, and story by John Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 492 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 )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 460 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
Arthur of Albion : marvellous tales of the Round Table by John Matthews( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 452 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 the strange powers of Merlin
Pirates most wanted by John Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 451 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
Le morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 427 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From unicorns, salamandars, 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 )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Goths in the fourth century by P. J Heather( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Gothic and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osteuropa/Balkan - Donauraum - Epigraphik - Altertumswissenschaften - Bein - Keramik/Ton
The Arthurian tradition by John Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and French and held by 330 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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Alternative Names
Matthews, John i Caitlín.

Metjū, Džons 1948-

マシュウズ, ジョン

マシューズ, ジョン

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The winter solstice : the sacred traditions of ChristmasThe Grail : quest for the eternalKing Arthur : Dark Age warrior and mythic heroThe Barefoot book of knightsEncyclopaedia of Celtic wisdom : the Celtic shaman's sourcebookThe 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