Dragons: Modern Storytellers on a Quest for the World's Great Dragon Myths by Jonathan Evans
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.
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.