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Lindow, John

Overview
Works: 30 works in 147 publications in 3 languages and 8,150 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Terminology  Folklore  History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BL860, 293.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Lindow
Handbook of Norse mythology by John Lindow( )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authoritative, comprehensive reference incorporating the latest research on tales, literary and oral sources, and the broad-reaching cultural legacy of Norse mythology
Medieval folklore : an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs by Carl Lindahl( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles describe medieval myths and legends; customs and activities; religious beliefs of pagans, Christians, and Muslims; oral and written works; holidays; and traditional music and art
Old Norse--Icelandic literature : a critical guide ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the past few decades, interest in the rich and varied literature of early Scandinavia has prompted a corresponding interest in its background: its origins, social and historical context, and relationship to other medieval literatures. Until the 1980s, however, there was a distinct lack of scholarship in English that synthesized the critical trends and thinking in the field, so in 1985 Carol J. Clover and John Lindow brought together several of the most distinguished Old Norse scholars to contribute essays for a collection that would finally provide a comprehensive guide to the major genres of Old Norse-Icelandic literature." "The contributors summarize and comment on scholarly work in the major branches of the field: eddic and skaldic poetry, family and kings' sagas, courtly writing, and mythology. Their essays, each with a full bibliography, make up this vital survey of Old Norse literature in English - a basic reference work that has stimulated much research and helped to open up the field to a wider academic readership." "This volume has become an essential text for instructors, and now, twenty years after its first appearance, it is being republished as part of the Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching (MART) series with a new preface that discusses more recent contributions to the field."--BOOK JACKET
Swedish legends and folktales by John Lindow( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and Italian and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval folklore : a guide to myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs by Carl Lindahl( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandinavian mythology : an annotated bibliography by John Lindow( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comitatus, individual and honor : studies in north Germanic institutional vocabulary by John Lindow( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trolls : an unnatural history by John Lindow( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trolls lurk under bridges waiting to eat children, threaten hobbits in Middle-Earth, and invade the dungeons of Hogwarts. Often they are depicted as stupid, slow, and ugly creatures, but they also appear as comforting characters in some children' s stories or as plastic dolls with bright, fuzzy hair. Today, the name of this fantastic being from Scandinavia has found a wider reach: it is the word for the homeless in California and slang for the antagonizing and sometimes cruel people on the Internet. But how did trolls go from folktales to the World Wide Web? To explain why trolls still hold our interest, John Lindow goes back to their first appearances in Scandinavian folklore, where they were beings in nature living beside a preindustrial society of small-scale farming and fishing. He explores reports of actual encounters with trolls - meetings others found plausible in spite of their better judgment - and follows trolls' natural transition from folktales to other domains in popular culture
Structure and meaning in old Norse literature : new approaches to textual analysis and literary criticism ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and Italian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murder and vengeance among the gods : Baldr in Scandinavian mythology by John Lindow( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myths & legends of the Vikings by John Lindow( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
News from other worlds : studies in Nordic folklore, mythology and culture : in honor of John F. Lindow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handbook of Norse Mythology by John Lindow( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on the latest scholarship, John Lindow, an internationally known authority on Norse mythology, covers the tales, their literary and oral sources, and their emergence into popular tradition, religion, and art
The beauty of holiness by John Lindow( )
1 edition published in 1793 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval folklore : an encyclopedia of miths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval folklore : an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs and customs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viking ships by John Lindow( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes assembly instructions, and models to be cut out and assembled
Medieval folklore. an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval folklore. an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lindow, John F. 1946-
Languages
English (130)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
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