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Fantastic creatures in mythology and folklore : from medieval times to the present day

Author: Juliette Wood
Publisher: [London] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on historical sources, myth and folklore, Fantastic Creatures in Mythology and Folklore explores the roles of fantastical beasts - particularly the unicorn, the mermaid, and the dragon - in a series of thematic chapters organised according to their legendary dwelling place, be this land, sea, or air. Through this original approach, Juliette Wood provides the first study of mythical beasts in history from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 20761584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliette Wood
ISBN: 9781474204446 1474204449
OCLC Number: 1090445499
Description: 1 online resource (x, 240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: AcknowledgementsNote on Translation and SourcesList of Illustrations Introduction1. When Unicorns Walked the Earth: A Brief History of the Unicorn and its Fellows 2. Lingering in Sea Caves: The World of the Mermaid 3. Things with Wings: The Creatures of the Air 4. The Age-old Scourge: Dragons and Monstrous SerpentsConclusionBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Juliette Wood.

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"Drawing on historical sources, myth and folklore, Fantastic Creatures in Mythology and Folklore explores the roles of fantastical beasts - particularly the unicorn, the mermaid, and the dragon - in a series of thematic chapters organised according to their legendary dwelling place, be this land, sea, or air. Through this original approach, Juliette Wood provides the first study of mythical beasts in history from the medieval period to the present day, providing new insights into the ways these creatures continue to define our constantly changing relationship to both real and imagined worlds. It places particular emphasis on the role of the internet, computer games, and the cyberspace community, and in doing so, demonstrates that the core medieval myth surrounding these creatures remains static within the ever-increasing arena of mass marketing and the internet. This is a vital resource for undergraduates studying fantastic creatures in history, literature and media studies."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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