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    The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology: the Myths and Legends of the Ancient Worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic Lands, Through Persia and India to China and the Far East (Paperback) By (author) Arthur Cotterell, By (author) Rachel Storm

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    DescriptionThis title deals with the myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. It is a comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes, warriors and mythical beasts, with copious cross-references. Over 1000 alphabetical entries describe the central mythical figures of each culture and their importance to the ancient civilizations of their day. It is beautifully illustrated with over 1000 images spanning fifteen centuries of fine art, from the ancient world to the present, including specially commissioned artworks. It presents superb pictorial spreads on the mythical themes and symbols central to each culture. Timeless in scope and appeal, it is a classic and enduring reference work by two expert authorities. In this important volume, the mythologies of the ancient world are brought to life. In the first half, author Arthur Cotterell describes the central mythical figures of classical Greece and Rome, the Celtic heroes and the Nordic gods. In the second part, author Rachel Storm expertly leads us through the powerful pantheon of gods and goddesses of the East from Ancient Egypt, through Central Asia, to the dragon festivals of eastern lands. Pictorial features focus on recurring mythological themes, including heroes, oracles and prophecies. This comprehensive guide to the myths and legends of two great continents is timeless in its universal appeal.


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    Title
    The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology
    Subtitle
    the Myths and Legends of the Ancient Worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic Lands, Through Persia and India to China and the Far East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur Cotterell, By (author) Rachel Storm
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,225 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780191881
    ISBN 10: 178019188X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC023000, REF010000, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 398.203
    DC23: 201.3
    Illustrations note
    over 1000 photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    SOUTHWATER
    Publication date
    16 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Arthur Cotterell has lectured and written widely on the mythologies and ancient civilizations of the world. He is Principal of Kingston College in London, and author of the best-selling Dictionary of World Mythology, as well as books on the civilizations of East Asia. Rachel Storm is a journalist and author specializing in religion, alternative religion and spirituality. Her works include In Search of Heaven and The Sacred Sea. She has written introductions to several books on mythology.