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Merpeople : a human history

Merpeople : a human history

Author: Vaughn Scribner
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Humans have been fascinated by merpeople since ancient times. From the sirens of Homer's Odyssey to Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid and the film Splash (1984), myths, stories, and legends of half-human, half-fish creatures abound. In Merpeople: A Human History, Vaughn Scribner traces the long history of mermaids and mermen, taking in a wide variety of sources and using 117 striking images. From film to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vaughn Scribner
ISBN: 1789143144 9781789143140
OCLC Number: 1137828258
Description: 318 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color), maps (black and white, and color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Medieval monsters --
New worlds, new wonders --
Enlightened experiments --
Freakshows and fantasies --
Modern mermaids --
Into global waters --
Conclusion: Tail-ending.
Responsibility: Vaughn Scribner.


A wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated history of mermaids and merman.  Read more...


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"Scribner's thorough, engaging, much-needed book fills an enormous gap in scholarship on mermaids. While serving as a comprehensive overview of their significance in Western culture, the book expands Read more...

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