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Cavendish, Richard

Works: 96 works in 575 publications in 11 languages and 16,130 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Reference works  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Legends  Pictorial works  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Redactor
Classifications: BF1411, 133.03
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Richard Cavendish
Most widely held works by Richard Cavendish
Man, myth & magic : the illustrated encyclopedia of mythology, religion, and the unknown by Richard Cavendish( Book )

111 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major thematic areas of the encyclopedia include: Magic: the secret lore, Alchemy, Witches and witchcraft, Devils, demons and angels, Foretelling the future, Birds, plants and animals in myth and folklore, Nature, fertility and creation myths, Rites of passage, Symbols and Meanings, The heroʼs quest, Legendary lands and beasts, Western religions, Eastern religions, Ancient myths and legends, Folklore, primitive beliefs and customs, psychology and the paranormal, The soul, Ghosts, vampires and hauntings, Mystics, Unorthodox Christians, Occultists and theosophists
Mythology : an illustrated encyclopedia by Richard Cavendish( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey of the world's principal myths examines each of the major mythological systems and explores such common mythological themes as creation, man and woman, flood, death, and paradise
Legends of the world( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends and myths are at the heart of human culture. If we would understand the religion or literature of a people, we must first understand their myths and legends. Sometimes, the myths and legends, as sacred stories, embody the entire religious tradition of a people. Sometimes, as in Judaism and Christianity, the stories are both the origins of the religious tradition and also a later expression of their ethical message and messianic hopes. Now the major myths, legends, and sagas of the world's major cultures have been summarized in a single volume for the first time. The result is a reference work in the form of stories from all parts of the world
The great religions by Richard Cavendish( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares and contrasts the tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, explaining their history, establishment, leaders, struggles, and their forms and guises in the modern world
The world of ghosts and the supernatural by Richard Cavendish( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume takes readers on a continent-by continent tour of ghostly apparitions, supernatural happenings, and strange, unexplained phenomena, containing ghost stories from around the world. These stories are grouped by continent and attempts to separate the true records from the rumors. Each section has a map showing the sites of subjects mentioned in the text. It includes tales of doctors who successfully perform "psychic surgery'' without anesthesia, curses of the Pharoahs, the vanishing hitchhiker, and phantom dogs. Some entries give the particulars of such well-known stories as those of Anne Boleyn and the other ghosts said to haunt the Tower of London. Other stories are less known, like that of Esther Cox, a young Canadian suddenly beset in 1878 by all manner of bizarre phenomena
1001 historic sites you must see before you die( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and French and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces more than one thousand historically important sites from around the world and discusses what makes each one so unique
Man, myth & magic : an illustrated encyclopedia of the supernatural by Richard Cavendish( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The black arts by Richard Cavendish( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It also describes and explains the processes of other branches of occult theory-numerology, astrology, alchemy, the Cabala aand the Tarot
The powers of evil in Western religion, magic, and folk belief by Richard Cavendish( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author investigates supernatural agencies whichhave been involved over the ages with thought and belief in areas far beyond their own immediate spheres of suffering, harm and death. These beings and forces include the Devil and the demons of Christian tradition, the evil gods and spirits of paganism, malevolent ghosts, witches, vampires, nightmares, powers of the underworld and hell, giants, dragons and many other sinister creatures of popular belief, as well as the two great evil and inescapable mechanism of death and fate. He examines recurrent themes and motifs in the context of the ancient world and medieval Europe as well as modern Europe and North America: the connection between evil and the animal world for example, the dread of being devoured, the links between death, evil and sex, the fear of disorder
King Arthur & the Grail : the Arthurian legends and their meaning by Richard Cavendish( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of magic by Richard Cavendish( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys of the great explorers by Rosemary Burton( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of 30 explorers
Wonders of the world by Rosemary Burton( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 of the world's most spectacular monuments are described in this book. Enigmatic megaliths, such as Stonehenge in England and the Easter Island statues in the Pacific, invite conjecture but have not yielded up their age-old secrets
Kings & queens by Richard Cavendish( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives facts about kings and queens
The Tarot by Richard Cavendish( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Hungarian and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric England by Richard Cavendish( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteries of the universe by Richard Cavendish( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on unexplained phenomena such as those associated with Atlantis, the pyramids, Stonehenge, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as ghosts, miracles, flying saucers, and monsters
Fodor's exploring Britain by Tim Locke( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A region-by-region guide to Britain, with essays that discuss aspects of life in the country, past and present; an alphabetical listing of places to visit, including suggested itineraries, walks, and excursions; a travel fact directory, hotel and restaurant recommendations, and maps and illustrations
Explore Britain's coastlines by Richard Cavendish( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Cavendish, Richard

Kavendiš, Ričard

Richard Cavendish British occult writer

카벤디쉬, 리처드

キャヴェンディッシュ, リチャード

リチャード・キャヴェンディッシュ (オカルト著作家)

The world of ghosts and the supernatural1001 historic sites you must see before you dieThe black artsJourneys of the great explorersWonders of the worldKings & queensFodor's exploring BritainExplore Britain's coastlines