The Return of Merlin: Star Lore and the Patterns of History by Gordon Strachan

The Return of Merlin: Star Lore and the Patterns of History by Gordon Strachan

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The figure of Merlin has seen a revival over the years, especially in the form of cultural icons such as Obi wan Kenobi, Gandalf and Dumbledore. This book looks at the two main Merlin traditions: the cosmic Merlin of the stars, part of the Arthurian legends; and the earthly Merlin of nature, grounded in human history.

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The figure of Merlin has seen a revival in recent years, especially in the form of cultural icons such as Obi wan Kenobi, Gandalf and Dumbledore. This fascinating new book looks at the two main Merlin traditions: the cosmic Merlin of the stars, part of the Arthurian legends; and the earthly Merlin of nature, grounded in human history. Gordon Strachan, author of "Jesus the Master Builder", takes us on a compelling journey through Merlin's stories. He discovers a remarkable pattern: Merlin-esque characters, and events relating to Merlin, reappear throughout British history in roughly 700-year cycles. He considers where else in history we can see this pattern emerging, and challenges readers to find their own links to history based on their birth dates.

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SKU GOR006259518
Title The Return of Merlin: Star Lore and the Patterns of History
Author By (author) Gordon Strachan
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Floris Books
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 176
ISBN 10 0863155537
ISBN 13 9780863155536
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

The figure of Merlin has seen a revival in recent years, especially in the form of cultural icons such as Obi wan Kenobi, Gandalf and Dumbledore. This fascinating new book looks at the two main Merlin traditions: the cosmic Merlin of the stars, part of the Arthurian legends; and the earthly Merlin of nature, grounded in human history. Gordon Strachan, author of "Jesus the Master Builder", takes us on a compelling journey through Merlin's stories. He discovers a remarkable pattern: Merlin-esque characters, and events relating to Merlin, reappear throughout British history in roughly 700-year cycles. He considers where else in history we can see this pattern emerging, and challenges readers to find their own links to history based on their birth dates.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006259518
Title The Return of Merlin: Star Lore and the Patterns of History
Author By (author) Gordon Strachan
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Floris Books
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 176
ISBN 10 0863155537
ISBN 13 9780863155536
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.