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9780816010493

Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend
Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend
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  • ISBN-13: 9780816010493
  • ISBN: 0816010498
  • Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated

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Where did Milton find the names for his angels and demons? What medieval hagiographies inspired Flaubert's fiction? Which composer gave the biblical witch of Endor a baroque voice?This volume answers these questions and more, providing an understanding of the tremendous influence of world mythology and legend on Western art and literature. Coverage encompasses more than 2,500 myths and legends from around the world and throughout the ages -- from Aesop's fables to the myths of Micronesia and Voodooism.Combining definition and discussion, each entry identifies the key elements in the myth or folktale, then relates their later use in Western literature and art. Over 450 line drawings illustrate the entries. Two indexes -- one by subject and one by type of mythology -- enable users to research material quickly and easily.Mercatante, Anthony S. is the author of 'Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend' with ISBN 9780816010493 and ISBN 0816010498.

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