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by Richard Cavendish

eBook Legends of the World download ISBN: 1566198437
Author: Richard Cavendish
Publisher: Barnes Noble Books (1989)
Language: English
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Legends of the World. Cavendish, whilst stopping his book from being as thick as a phone book, and perhaps containing too much useless, boring information, has only allowed 2 pages per subject

Legends of the World. Illustrated Guide to the Supernatural. Cavendish, whilst stopping his book from being as thick as a phone book, and perhaps containing too much useless, boring information, has only allowed 2 pages per subject. This, along with the large pictures and subtitles, make the book a little sparse on detailed information. So, while it is fascinating to read, it is really more of an introduction into these perplexing world mysteries, then an extensive voice on the subjects therein.

Richard Cavendish (12 August 1930 – 21 October 2016) was a British historian who wrote extensively on the subjects of occultism, religion, the tarot, mythology, and English history. Cavendish was born in 1930 at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, the son of a Church of England clergyman. He lived with his partner in the United States for eight years, in New York City and Los Angeles. His daughter is journalist and life peer Camilla Cavendish, Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice.

Legends of the World book. Although probably out-of-date in terms of latest scholarship (it was published in 1982), this is a sound reference work covering the world's legendary (not historical or mythological) heritage. I read it straight through from cover to cover over a long period but there is no need to do so. This might be best treated as a useful reference work.

Legends are stories that spring from the collective consciousness of a people - no one writer ever invented the adventures of Robin Hood, the fanciful tales of th. .As complete a book of Legends as I have seen. com User, January 26, 2009. The Christian Bible has a tradition very like that of other legends and myth systems?

With notes, a list of contributors, a comparative survey of world legends, a bibliography and index to the book

With notes, a list of contributors, a comparative survey of world legends, a bibliography and index to the book. Themes are: Far East, Middle East, the West, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific. Dustjacket front right wrinkled.

Richard Cavendish (occult writer). Flag as Inappropriate. Legends of the World. The Magical Arts, Arkana. Partial bibliography.

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Richard Cavendish}} Richard Cavendish (12 August 1930 – 21 October 2016) was a British historian who wrote extensively on the subjects of occultism, religion, the tarot, mythology, and English history. Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural, 1970-1972 (24 volumes). Mysteries of the Universe.

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Join our Cavendish store on 7 August for a poetry session with Brain Walter, author of Allegories of the Everyday. The Ladies' Man. ✪ Necronomicon: The most dangerous magic book of history that is said to have made the reader crazy. The Magical Arts, Arkana

Richard Cavendish (occult writer). For other people with the same name, see Richard Cavendish. Richard Cavendish (12 August 1930 – 21 October 2016) was a British historian who wrote extensively on the subjects of occultism, religion, the tarot, mythology, and English history. YouTube Encyclopedic.

Mythology Handbook : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Principal Myths and Religions of the World. By (author) Richard Cavendish.

Legends of the world throughout history.
Comments: (4)
Risinal
I love this book and it arrived quickly in excellent condition. Thanks.
Marad
My husband loves it can't put it down.
Kerdana
One of the single greatest frustrations with Bulfinch's Mythology lies in its blatantly insular, Westernized viewpoint. Though it is a masterful accounting of all the Greek, Roman, and Nordic myths and also dissects the legends of Charlemagne and King Arthur very satisfactorily, it is sheer arrogance to label this work as any kind of definitive study on the legends of the world, by the simple fact that it leaves out the collective mythologies of five other continents! It also very conspicuously avoids making any kind of broader mythic connection amongst the stories -recurring themes and motifs are not remarked upon.
Richard Cavendish and a team of some fifty historians and authors pick up where Thomas Bulfinch left off, presenting an equally detailed look at the overviews of the enduring myths and fables of all of mankind's cultures. Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Tibetan, Mongolian, Egyptian, Christian, Islamic, Persian, Ottoman, Ethiopian, Moorish, Jewish, Germanic, Celtic, Welsh, Greek, Roman, Nordic, Russian, Teutonic, Slavic, Gypsy, African, American Indian, Incan, Mayan, Aztec, Polynesian, and Australian Aboriginal traditions are all given page space in this book, shedding a much brighter light on their common threads.
Cavendish points out that myths and legends are necessarily different and, though their borders blur and frequently blend with one another, there is a distinction (a similar assertion is made by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty in Other People's Myths: The Cave of Echoes). Legend is, according to J.R.R. Tolkein, that intermediate step between factual history and myth. Cavendish (like Flaherty) laments the fact that the very word myth in today's vernacular implies a "falsehood." We commonly say something is a "myth" when we know it to be untrue (say, for example, a warning about not handling a toad lest you get warts.) With these conflicting definitions identified and the reader appropriately cautioned, the book plunges straight into the tales, making little or no distinction between that which is historically verifiable and that which is quite obviously sheer imaginative embellishment.
Another distinct advantage to having a wider range of myths laid before us, is that it is far easier to pick out the common threads in the stories and belief systems. The image or archetype is much easier to pin down when it recurs in many cultures, particularly cultures that may never have been exposed to each other. An example that leaps immediately to mind is a worldview held by the Native American Iroquois, Seri, and Mandan tribes: that the world is in fact carried on the back of a turtle. More revealing, however, is the discovery that Indian (meaning people native to India, not North America) folklore also tells of a turtle that carries the world around on its shell.
The recurring themes are all the more striking when they turn up in totally separated civilizations: the Greek myth of the imprisoned Titans may be familiar, yet there is a nearly identical tale attributed to King Artavazd, a popular Armenian folk hero from the days of the Saracen. This tale crops up again in Mongolian legends about Geser Khan, supposedly the offspring of Titan-like figures himself.
It is interesting to trace the ancestry of legends and speculate as to how they may have gotten started: the Iranian hero Cyrus, for example, may actually have origins in Trojan war stories -this legend crosses over into the larger-than-life stories surrounding Alexander the Great, who, when he and his troops set out on their march to Thebes, made a point of retracing the steps of Hercules, his childhood hero (complete with the obligatory sacrificial bull to honor Zeus). Alexander's conquests spilled over into Indian fable (likely originating in the city of Kashmir) in stories about Emperor Asoka, which has in turn crept into anecdotes about Gautama Buddha! The fact that these tales occur in widely different centuries is ultimately unimportant to their social and cultural impact: what matters is that the drama, the adventure, the heroism of the stories endures.
An eminently necessary book. Builds a much better foundation than the insular analyses of Thomas Bulfinch.
Iraraeal
The cultural oral traditions that come from pre-literate cultures
have become legends and myths to the modern world,
yet looking at Lincoln , Washington and Kennedy
we see that the process continues even while biographical
re-editing of history has taken place.
The Christian Bible has a tradition very like that of other legends and myth systems? For many years the Catholic church actually tried to control who read the Bible and also who was allowed to learn to read.
That some people in actual life are bigger than life seems to be what legend tells us?