Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

Cover image for

Download


Author: Robert Steele
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,564 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 832
mnybks.net#: 6596
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth

With a preface by William Morris.

Show Excerpt

thor's inspiration are notable. He relies on St. Dionysius the Areopagite for heaven and the angels, Aristotle for Physics and Natural History, Pliny's Natural History, Isidore of Seville's Etymology, Albumazar, Al Faragus, and other Arab writers for Astronomy, Constantinus Afer's Pantegna for Medical Science, and Physiologus, the Bestiarium, and the Lapidarium for the properties of gems, animals, etc. Besides these he quotes many other writers (a list of whom is given in an appendix) little known to modern readers.

THE TRANSLATION AND PRINCIPLES OF SELECTION.--The translation from which we quote was made for Sir Thomas lord of Berkeley in 1397 by John Trevisa, his chaplain. We owe this good Englishman something for the works in English prose he called into existence--some not yet printed; may we not see in him another proof of what we owe to Chaucer--a language stamped with the seal of a great poet, henceforth sufficient for the people who speak it, ample for the expression of their thoughts or needs?

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus by Robert Steele - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

King Arthur and His Knights
by Maude L. Radford
Myths of the Norsemen
by H.A. Guerber
A Book of Myths
by Jean Lang
Ancient Tales and Folk-Lore of Japan
by Richard Gordon Smith
The Metamorphoses of Ovid
by Publius Ovidius Naso
Myths of Greece and Rome
by H.A. Guerber
Le Morte D'Arthur, vol 1
by Thomas Malory

See more popular titles from this genre.