Dragons: Modern Storytellers on a Quest for the World's Great Dragon Myths

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Dragons and dragon myths are ubiquitous in world history and culture. This book takes you on a journey through the great Eastern and Western dragon myths, from ancient Babylonian creation stories to the famous legend of St. George. Beautifully illustrated with magnificent paintings, engravings, and sculptures from history, this volume shows how the mere mention of dragons has inspired creativity in so many cultures.

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Overview

Dragons and dragon myths are ubiquitous in world history and culture. This book takes you on a journey through the great Eastern and Western dragon myths, from ancient Babylonian creation stories to the famous legend of St. George. Beautifully illustrated with magnificent paintings, engravings, and sculptures from history, this volume shows how the mere mention of dragons has inspired creativity in so many cultures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435106543
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/25/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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Jonathan Evans is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia, has published extensively on the mythology of the dragon-slayer and the dragon myth, focusing primarily on dragon-lore in Beowulf, The Saga of the Volsungs, and other early Germanic literature. Director of the UGA Medieval Studies program, Dr. Evans’s most recent book is Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien, co-authored with Matthew Dickerson.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    This book is gorgeous!

    The illustrations are beautiful and the history of the dragons is very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    run of the mill

    WHile there is a creative side to this it is still like anything before

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2009

    Great for my research

    beautiful illustrations, informative material

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    A great book for dragon lovers

    An absolutely beautiful book with divine artwork inside, and a wide diversity of stories.

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    Posted April 14, 2010

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