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Gods, heroes & kings : the battle for mythic Britain

Author: Christopher R Fee; David Adams Leeming
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Oxford University Press pbkView all editions and formats
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This book unearths the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher R Fee; David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 0195174038 9780195174038 0195134796 9780195134797
OCLC Number: 64023503
Notes: Originally published 2001.
Description: xi, 242 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The pantheons --
Deity types --
Sacred objects and places --
Heroes and heroines --
Creation and apocalypse --
The sagas --
Conclusion: five reflections of the face of the hero in the medieval English romance: trials, tribulations, and transformative quests.
Other Titles: Gods, heroes, and kings
Responsibility: Christopher R. Fee with David A. Leeming.
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"Destined to become the fundamental history of British mythology"-Library Journal

 
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