The Immaterial Book of St. Cyprian

Book ID:
8434
Title:
The Immaterial Book of St. Cyprian
Subtitle:
Folk Concepts and Views on The Book as a Cultural Item Through the Reading of Folk Narratives
Author:
'Leitao, Jose'
ISBN number:
9871947544055
Publisher name:
Revelore Press
Edition number:
1st
Book type:
Paperback
First edition date:
2017
Pages:
136
Dewey decimal number:
133.4 LEI
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English and Portuguese
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
Yes
Notes:

A collection of Portuguese legends, mainly concerned with treasure hunting, which refer to the book of magic known as The Book of St. Cyprian. Many of these legends also feature Mouras - spirits with fairy-like qualities who guarded treasure.

For a similar British treasure hunting story, see John Billingsley's The Mixenden Treasure (Museum Library id. no. 133.4 BIL 6346); and for spirits associated with treasure, see David Rankine's The Book of Treasure Spirits (133.42 RAN 5795).

For a book about St. Cyprian and his association with magic, see Cypriana: Old World, edited by Alexander Cummins, Jesse Hathaway Diaz and Jennifer Zahrt (133.4 VAR 8435).

A parallel translation, with Portuguese and English texts.