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    The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art (Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology) (Paperback)(English / French) By (author) Jean Seznec, Translated by B.F. Sessions

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Survival of the Pagan Gods
    Subtitle
    The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Seznec, Translated by B.F. Sessions
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 571 g
    Language
    English
    French
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691029887
    ISBN 10: 0691029881
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ACND
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Approval Code: A02540000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 292.13
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HRQA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI037000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.1/30902
    LC classification: BR135 .S483 1995
    DC20: 291.1300924
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, AGA, JB, QRYA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    108 illus
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    01 January 1953
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "Such a synthesis has never been attempted before, and the author ... has performed this much-needed service with exceptional distinction and clarity of purpose."--Art Digest "Here is a book ... that tells us what became of the gods after the fall of Rome, in what strange disguises they lived on, and how they emerged in the Quattrocento with odd attributes and symbols the ancients never knew... It is a formidable task, demanding vast learning in many fields; and it is brilliantly performed."--The Times Literary Supplement
    Back cover copy
    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 a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life. After a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, Jean Seznec traces the fate of the gods from Botticelli and Raphael to their function and appearance in Ronsard's verses and Ben Jonson's masques.