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Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature

Author: Aisling Byrne
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new perspective on the otherworlds of medieval literature. These fantastical realms are among the most memorable places in medieval writing, by turns beautiful and monstrous, alluring and terrifying. Passing over a river or sea, or entering into a hollow hill, heroes come upon strange and magical realms. These places are often very beautiful, filled with sweet music and adorned with precious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aisling Byrne
ISBN: 9780198746003 0198746008
OCLC Number: 935675356
Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Imagining Otherworlds ; 2. Otherworlds and the Afterlife ; 3. Supernatural Authorities ; 4. Archipelagic Otherworlds ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Aisling Byrne.

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