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Realm of Prester John

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April 1996

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Silverberg has pieced together the life history of the myth of Prester John, the astonishing Christian potentate of the East--a legend which cast a powerful spell over Latin Christendom for centuries.

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Robert Silverberg, author of such science fiction classics as "Lord Valentine's Castle," also writes books reflecting his special interest in myth, history, archaeology, and anthropology.

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"Silverberg has pieced together the life history of the myth of Prester John, the astonishing Christian potentate of the East--a legend which cast a powerful spell over Latin Christendom for centuries. Rumors of the warrior-king-prelate's fabulous realms first reached Europe in the eleventh century where they quickly assumed an exalted status alongside such wonders as El Dorado, The Fountain of Youth, and the Holy Grail. The defeat of a menacing Moslem Turkish tribe by a Buddhist Chinese warlord seems to have been the unlikely historical nugget around which the splendiferous myth grew, but contributions to this strange saga have also been traced to the Apostle Thomas' apocryphal preaching in India, to the actual existence of small colonies of Nestorian schismatics in central Asia, and -- incredibly -- to Ghengis Khan. ... Silverberg serves up the fantastic details lavishly while diligently striving to sort out the shadowy facts from the imaginative incrustations." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
EAN: 9780821411384
ISBN: 0821411381
Untertitel: Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OHIO UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1996
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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