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The book of legendary lands

Author: Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating illustrated tour of the fabled places in literature and folklore that have awed, troubled, and eluded us through the ages"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen
ISBN: 9780847841219 0847841219
OCLC Number: 832278728
Description: 477 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The flat earth and the antipodes --
Biblical lands --
The lands of Homer and the seven wonders --
The wonders of the East, from Alexander to Prester John --
The Earthly Paradise, the Isles of the Blessed, and El Dorado --
Atlantis, Mu, and Lemuria --
Ultima Thule and Hyperborea --
The migrations of the grail --
Alamüt, the Old Man of the Mountain, and the Assassins --
The Land of Cockaigne --
The Islands of Utopia --
The Island of Solomon and the Austral Land --
The interior of the Earth, the Polar myth, and Agartha --
The invention of Rennes-le-Château --
Fictional places and their truth.
Other Titles: Storia delle terre e dei luoghi leggendari.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen.

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