The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art

The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art

by Jean Seznec

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The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art by Jean Seznec

The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity—or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This illustrated book, now reprinted in a new, larger paperback format, offers the general reader first a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, and then a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691029887
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1953
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Jean Seznec was for many years a member of the faculty at Harvard University, and up until his death in 1983 he taught at All Souls College, Oxford, England.

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