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Curtin, Jeremiah 1835-1906

Overview
Works: 202 works in 1,061 publications in 4 languages and 18,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Folklore  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Military history  Legends  Novels  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Collector
Classifications: PG7158.S4, 891.8536
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeremiah Curtin
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

109 editions published between 1896 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 3,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectacular story of Nero's Rome and the early Christians
Creation myths of primitive America by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

59 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkably accurate original translations of Native American myths from one of 19th-century America's foremost linguists
Myths and folk-lore of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

65 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a nineteenth-century collection of twenty Irish stories, including tales from the Fenian cycle--about Fin MacCumhail and his warriors--and Irish versions of European fairy-tales
With fire and sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

61 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel that describes the revolt of the Cossacks in the Ukraine supported by the Tartars in 1648-57 against the Polish-Lithuanian Comonwealth
Fire in the steppe by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

49 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told by a master storyteller who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905, Fire in the Steppe concludes the stories of the Trilogy's fabulous heroines and heroes who live, love and die in these pages of Poland's most enduring epic. As in the first two books, it is a masterful blend of history and imagination in which the East and the West of their era confront each other in an all-out battle, and a handful of devoted men and women makes a heroic stand. Foremost among them is Pan Volodyovski, the Little Knight of The Deluge and With Fire and Sword, and the brave, loving Basia, who rides to war beside him and overcomes terrifying dangers of her own. The inimitable Pan Zagloba, one of literature's most successfully drawn comic anti-heroes, lives, drinks, orates, and flourishes beside them along with a new cast of hard-riding border knights, ruthless villains, and devoted soldiers
The deluge. An historical novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia. A sequel to "With fire and sword." by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

41 editions published between 1891 and 2001 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mongols; a history by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

36 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed narrative covering the clans, feuds, battles, and conquests of the Mongol era, examining every aspect of Mongol intrigue, logistics, and tactics
Hero-tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

33 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time all of the legends of Fin MacCool, an ancient hero of Gaelic mythology, were written down for posterity. Saint Patrick, however, was obliged to order two-thirds of them destroyed. The tales were so entertaining, said he, that the people of Erin would do nothing but listen to them. Fortunately for us, many Fenian tales survive, as this captivating collection features 24 tales of super-human heroes and their adventures. Compiled by an ethnographer from the Smithsonian Institution who traveled Ireland in the late nineteenth century in search of these vanishing folk tales, this volume abounds with fantastic accounts of bold warriors who battle dragons and giants, outwit sorcerers, and with the help of loyal comrades, overcome death itself. This delightful collection represents not only a valuable resource for students of anthropology and aficionados of Celtic lore but also hours of enchanting reading for lovers of folk tales
Myths and folk-tales by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

20 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the fairies and of the ghost world, collected from oral tradition in south-west Munster by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

31 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cavalcade of sea legends by Michael Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and poems from many countries about the sea and sea creatures
Myths of the Modocs by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

21 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey in Southern Siberia, the Mongols, their religion and their myths by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

34 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Teutonic Knights by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel follows the adventures of Macko, a resourceful and wise veteran of war, and his young nephew, Zbyszko, the symbol of a maturing nation, as they struggle, along with the unified peoples of Poland and Lithuania, against the oppressive religious military order, the Teutonic Knights
Seneca Indian myths by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

11 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents approximately eighty myths of the Seneca Native Americans as recorded by folklorist Jeremiah Curtin in 1883, covering such themes as animals' unique traits, the seasons and weather, tribal customs, and relations with other tribes."
On the field of glory; an historical novel of the time of King John Sobieski by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

14 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel depicting the 17th-century war against the Turks by one of the best known Polish writers
Irish folk-tales by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

27 editions published between 1943 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hania by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

11 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the soil by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

12 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Jeremiah Curtin by Jeremiah Curtin( Book )

2 editions published between 1940 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to an Irish Catholic family, Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906), a linguist, translator, and folklorist, spent his early years on a farm in Greenfield, Wisconsin, and the first portion of this memoir, compiled by his wife, Alma Cardell Curtin, concerns his rural Wisconsin boyhood and subsequent struggles to obtain a scholarly education. After graduating from Harvard (1863), where he studied under Francis James Child, he moved to New York, read law, and worked for the U.S. Sanitary Commission while translating and teaching languages. He then traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia (1864), where he served as Secretary to the American legation headed by Cassius Clay. The memoir describes their difficult relationship, as well as Curtin's first travels through Russia and the Caucasus. Upon his return to the United States, Curtin lectured throughout the country about Russia, marrying Alma Cardell of Warren, Vermont in 1872
 
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Creation myths of primitive America
Alternative Names
Curtin, Jeremi.

Curtin, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Curtin American folklorist

Кэртин, Джеремия 1835-1906

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カーティン, ジェレマイア

コルチン, ジヱレミヤ

Languages
English (672)

Polish (6)

Arabic (1)

Irish (1)

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Creation myths of primitive AmericaMyths and folk-lore of IrelandThe deluge. An historical novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia. A sequel to "With fire and sword."The Mongols; a historyHero-tales of IrelandTales of the fairies and of the ghost world, collected from oral tradition in south-west MunsterMyths of the ModocsA journey in Southern Siberia, the Mongols, their religion and their myths