Appelbaum, Stanley, Comp
Title: Medieval Tales and Stories: 108 Prose Narratives of the Middle Ages
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Dover Publications November 2011
0486414078 / 9780486414072
Seller ID: 168624
Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections ("Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles," etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture -- witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, such famous figures as Abelard, Dante, and Giotto, and much more.