The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Mythology

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Mythology

by Arthur Cotterell, Rachel Storm
     
 
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Mythology is a comprehensive reference guide to the extraordinary tales and legends of the ancient world’s most fascinating and beguiling mythologies. An authoritative A–Z of the mythical figures of ancient Greece and Rome, the Celts and the Norse Vikings, ancient Egypt, Central Asia and the Far East, it

Overview

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Mythology is a comprehensive reference guide to the extraordinary tales and legends of the ancient world’s most fascinating and beguiling mythologies. An authoritative A–Z of the mythical figures of ancient Greece and Rome, the Celts and the Norse Vikings, ancient Egypt, Central Asia and the Far East, it contains over 1,000 alphabetical entries describe the central mythical figures of each culture and their importance to the ancient civilizations of their day, with copious cross-references.

This guide is beautifully illustrated with over 1,000 images spanning fifteen centuries of fine art, from the ancient world to the present day, including specially commissioned artwork and superb pictorial spreads on the mythical themes and symbols central to each culture. It also features lively and informed narrative by two expert authorities in their fields.

Timeless in scope and appeal, it’s a classic and enduring reference work, perfect for any mythology enthusiast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435127555
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
08/12/2000
Series:
Illustrated Encyclopedia Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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