European Myth and Legend: An a to Z of People and Places

European Myth and Legend: An a to Z of People and Places

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy
     
 

"...encapsulates a remarkable amount of information in a small amount of space. It covers literary and historical figures, including kings and heroes, writers and scholars. It also covers tribes and peoples, real and imaginary places and animals, and objects. The author's primary emphasis is on legends of Slavonic, Baltic, Finno-Ugric, Norse, and Teutonic… See more details below

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"...encapsulates a remarkable amount of information in a small amount of space. It covers literary and historical figures, including kings and heroes, writers and scholars. It also covers tribes and peoples, real and imaginary places and animals, and objects. The author's primary emphasis is on legends of Slavonic, Baltic, Finno-Ugric, Norse, and Teutonic origin....The origin of each myth is italicized under the main entry. There are entries for individual countries...Embedded within each...are cross-references to related entries within the volume. Graphs...chart the lineage of various protagonists...The value of the work lies in the concise recounting of many of the legends and myths, some never written down but passed from generation to generation through oral tradition....Libraries...will benefit from the author's...scholarship on eastern European legend and myth. Especially useful for high schools and public libraries."—Booklist. 288 pages, 6 1/4 X 9 1/4.

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ISBN-13:
9780713726763
Publisher:
Blandford Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.01(d)

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