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The heroic ideal : Western archetypes from the Greeks to the present

Autor: M Gregory Kendrick
Editorial: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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"In its present usage, the word "hero" seems an all-purpose moniker applied to everyone from Medal of Honor recipients to celebrities to comic book characters. This book explores the Western idea of the hero, from its initial use in ancient Greece, where it identified demigods or aristocratic, mortal warriors, through its present-day usage"--Provided by publisher.
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: M Gregory Kendrick
ISBN: 9780786437863 0786437863
Número OCLC: 607613292
Descripción: vii, 228 pages ; 26 cm
Contenido: Myrmidons, martyrs, and muscle men : heroism in the ancient world --
Soldiers and servants of Christ : heroism in the Middle Ages --
Rebels, rogues, and reprobates : heroism in the modern world.
Responsabilidad: M. Gregory Kendrick.

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"In its present usage, the word "hero" seems an all-purpose moniker applied to everyone from Medal of Honor recipients to celebrities to comic book characters. This book explores the Western idea of the hero, from its initial use in ancient Greece, where it identified demigods or aristocratic, mortal warriors, through its present-day usage"--Provided by publisher.

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