The Modern Scholar: Medieval Mysteries

  • by Thomas F. Madden
  • Narrated by Thomas F. Madden
  • 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

The Middle Ages is not only a period of Romance, but of legends, tales, and mysteries. In this course, Professor Thomas F. Madden guides listeners through the most famous and enduring narratives of medieval Europe. Beginning with King Arthur, Professor Madden peels back layers of exaggeration and fiction to lay bare the historical basis for the mythical king. Madden then examines myths of the medieval church, sexual myths of the Middle Ages, and myths about Robin Hood and the Shroud of Turin, all the time imparting an understanding of just what medieval people thought about their planet.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books