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Here retold in all their original dramatic power are some of the most exciting and influential of all world myths, drawn from a fascinating range of ancient cultures. Epic struggles and heroic adventures, passionate jealousies and psychological deceptions, comic mistakes and tragic destinies—these fabulous tales are all part of our common legendary past.
This book is a compilation edition of five titles from the successful Legendary Past series. Each author describes the cultural background, written sources, and continuing legacy of the major myths, illustrated throughout by archaeological and artistic evidence. The included titles are:
Linking these supernatural worlds is a new introduction from the award-winning writer Felipe Fernández-Armesto. There is also a specially compiled glossary that gives brief definitions of the mythical characters and creatures whose traditions have contributed to our own legendary past.
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Felipe Fernández-Armesto is Professor of Global Environmental History at Queen Mary College and directs the global history program at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.Review:
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