• Literature & Literary Studies
      November 2001

      Les Murray

      by Steven Matthews, John Thieme

      Les Murray is amongst the most gifted poets writing today, his multi-faceted talents have received high praise both in his native Australia and beyond. But he has also proved a controversial figure, whose poetry strays across the boundaries of political a

    • September 2014

      The Economics of Banking

      by Kent Matthews, John Thompson

      Economics of Banking is aimed at final year undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking courses in banking. The text focuses on banking trends and operations in a microeconomic context, incorporating theoretical material with practical a

    • September 2016

      Diseases of The Goat

      by John G. Matthews

      Diseases of the Goat, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated edition of the popular tool for veterinarians featuring of all aspects of goat medicine—from initial assessment and examination to diagnosis, treatment, and control of conditions. This

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2019

      Robin Hood

      by John Matthews, Mark Ryan, Richard Carpenter

      The identity of Robin Hood has been questioned many times since the Outlaw of Sherwood first sprang to fame in the twelfth century. No two authorities seem able to agree as to his origins, antecedents, or even whether or not he was a historical personage or a mythical figure. Historians, both amateur and professional, have for years been bringing out new books in which they claim to have found ‘the real Robin Hood’, but his identity remains clouded. More recent studies have sought to push the boundaries of the story further out into recorded time – seeking Robin Hood among the records of government and law enforcement, in the ballads of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries, and in the folk memory of the people of Britain. For them, Robin is a product of the ballad-maker’s muse, or a literary fabrication based on the lives and deeds of several outlaws or the garbled memory of an actual person whose real life bore little or no resemblance to the romanticised songs of the ballad-makers. The continuing popularity of the Robin Hood mythos in modern dress through film, TV and novelisation shows how deeply the archetype is embedded. With no less than four new feature films in production at the moment, Robin Hood has never been more in the public eye. This is the only contemporary book to fully explore the mythology of Robin Hood rather than concentrating on the human identity of the famous outlaw. It ties Robin to the ancient archetype of the Green Man, the lore and legends of the Faery race, to the possible Eastern influence of the English Mummers’ plays, and suggests the real identities of several of the Merry Men.

    • May 1999

      Der westliche Weg

      Ein praktischer Führer in die Geheimlehren des Westens

      by Matthews, Caitlín; Matthews, John

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2020

      The Book of Merlin

      Magic, Legend and History

      by John Matthews

      Merlin remains the most famous and familiar image of the magician we possess. Best known as the advisor of the young King Arthur, he was also a famous seer, whose books of prophecies have been reprinted countless times since the middle ages and are still

    • Pre-school & kindergarten
      March 2003

      Drawing and Painting

      by Matthews, John

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