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The true history of Merlin the Magician

Author: Anne Lawrence-Mathers
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. But although the Merlin of literature and Arthurian myth is well known, Merlin the "historical" figure and his relation to medieval magic are less familiar. In this book Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey, of Monmouth Bishop of St. Asaph; Merlin, Fiktive Gestalt; Geoffrey, of Monmouth Bishop of St. Asaph; Geoffrey, of Monmouth Bishop of St. Asaph; Merlin, (Legendary character); Merlin, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Lawrence-Mathers
ISBN: 9780300144895 030014489X
OCLC Number: 785864711
Description: viii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The discovery of Merlin --
Writing the history of Merlin --
The British Merlin --
The curious career of Merlin the astrologer --
Merlin's magic --
A demonic heritage --
Merlin in Europe --
Love and death --
Conclusion: The measure of Merlin.
Responsibility: Anne Lawrence-Mathers.


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