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Cavendish, Richard

Works: 103 works in 562 publications in 11 languages and 15,457 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Guidebooks  History  Legends  Biography  Dictionaries  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Redactor
Classifications: BF1411, 133.03
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Cavendish
Man, myth & magic : the illustrated encyclopedia of mythology, religion, and the unknown by Richard Cavendish( Book )

87 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 2,197 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 )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,679 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 )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,334 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 encyclopedia of the unexplained : magic, occultism, and parapsychology by Richard Cavendish( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference guide to the unexplained covering well known terms such as parapsychology, magic, the occult, the paranormal, alchemy, druids, hallucinations, Jung, levitation, Tarot, UFO, witchcraft, and the zodiac. The editor also wrote "The Magical Arts."
The great religions by Richard Cavendish( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 923 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
Man, myth & magic : an illustrated encyclopedia of the supernatural by Richard Cavendish( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 16
1001 historic sites you must see before you die( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and French and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces more than one thousand historically important sites from around the world and discusses what makes each one so unique
The world of ghosts and the supernatural by Richard Cavendish( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 770 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
King Arthur & the Grail : the Arthurian legends and their meaning by Richard Cavendish( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of magic by Richard Cavendish( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonders of the world by Rosemary Burton( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 571 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
Journeys of the great explorers by Rosemary Burton( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of 30 explorers
Visions of heaven and hell by Richard Cavendish( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and Dutch and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings & queens by Richard Cavendish( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives facts about kings and queens
An Illustrated encyclopedia of mythology( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tarot by Richard Cavendish( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Hungarian and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric England by Richard Cavendish( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteries of the universe by Richard Cavendish( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 191 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 )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 181 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
The powers of evil in Western religion, magic, and folk belief by Richard Cavendish( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 126 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
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1001 historic sites you must see before you die
The encyclopedia of the unexplained : magic, occultism, and parapsychology1001 historic sites you must see before you dieThe world of ghosts and the supernaturalWonders of the worldJourneys of the great explorersKings & queensFodor's exploring Britain
Alternative Names
Cavendish, Richard

Kavendiš, Ričard

Richard Cavendish British occult writer

Richard Cavendish Brits historicus (1930-2016)

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)