Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre

Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre

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Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While we may no longer worry about being eaten by trolls on the way home, there remains a fascination with these creatures who have shadowed us throughout history. This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 125 x 173 x 23mm | 430g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 161 illustrations, 136 in colour
  • 0500292558
  • 9780500292556
  • 129,287

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