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Legends and Romances of Brittany (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) - Lewis Spence

Legends and Romances of Brittany (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

Paperback Published: 26th March 2010
ISBN: 9781409992561
Number Of Pages: 324

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James Lewis Thomas Chalmbers Spence (1874-1955) was a Scottish journalist, whose efforts as a compiler of Scottish folklore have proved more durable than his efforts as a poet and occult scholar. After graduating from Edinburgh University he pursued a career in journalism. In 1899 he married Helen Bruce. He was an editor at The Scotsman 1899-1906, editor of The Edinburgh Magazine for a year, 1904-05, then an editor at The British Weekly, 1906-09. In this time his interest was sparked in the myth and folklore of Mexico and Central America, resulting in his popularisation of the Mayan Popul Vuh, the sacred book of the Quiche Mayas (1908). He compiled A Dictionary of Mythology (1910 and numerous additional volumes). He wrote about Brythonic rites and traditions in The Mysteries of Britain (1905). His 1940 book Occult Causes of the Present War seems to have been the first book in the field of Nazi occultism. He also wrote poetry, collected in 1953.

ISBN: 9781409992561
ISBN-10: 140999256X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 26th March 2010
Publisher: Dodo Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48

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