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The book of legendary lands

Author: Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the epic poets of antiquity to contemporary writers of science fiction, from the authors of the Holy Scriptures to modern raconteurs of fairy tales, writers and storytellers through the ages have invented imaginary and mythical lands, projecting onto them all of our human dreams, ideals, and fears. Writer and cultural critic Umberto Eco leads us on a beautifully illustrated journey through these lands of myth  Read more...
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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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