Рубрика: Мифология

The Greek and Roman Myths

The Greek and Roman Myths

This handy guide to the Greek and Roman Myths brings classical mythology to life. Written by a bestselling author on Ancient Greece and Rome, the book features an engaging blend of stories, facts and quotations from ancient authors, and places ancient myths in a modern context, discussing the afterlives of the myths and the relevance of their messages today. Factfiles on heroes and heroines and family trees of the gods also make this a useful reference book for students.

Раздел: Мифология

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

Раздел: Мифология

Царица Иштар. Мистериальная легенда

Царица Иштар. Мистериальная легенда

Одно из древнейших сказаний человечества пересказано по-новому и переведено в современные образы. Древняя месопотамская легенда о Таммузе и Иштар — это история об истинном освобождении женщины, которая, если она любит, становится способной к наивысшей жертве и, преодолев препятствия, может добыть тайну вечной жизни. В то же время она повествует о том, как вечную жизнь получает смертный: Иштар, являясь одновременно возлюбленной, сестрой и матерью, освобождает Таммуза из мира теней и ведет его к свету. Книга может читаться как подростком, так и взрослым.

Раздел: Мифология

Окаянные

Окаянные

Читая роман, погружаешься в мир вечных человеческих страстей. Это фэнтези? Историческая повесть? Или просто «про нашу жизнь»? И то, и другое, и третье. Любовное драма наших современников перетекает в древнеегипетские сюжеты и в кровавые перипетии скандинавских сказаний. Книга замешена на мифологии, но от читателя не требуется никаких специальных познаний — автор сам всё расскажет и объяснит…

Раздел: Мифология

The Myth of Piers Plowman

The Myth of Piers Plowman

Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by considering the possibility that Langland wrote a romance about a werewolf and bear-suited lovers, and he goes on to explore the methods of the poem’s localization, and medieval readers’ particular interest in its Latinity. Warner shows that the ‘Protestant Piers’ was a reaction against the poem’s oral mode of transmission, reveals the extensive eighteenth-century textual scholarship on the poem by figures including the maligned Chaucer editor John Urry, and contextualizes its first modernization by a literary forger inspired by the 1790s Shakespeare controversies. This lively account of Piers Plowman challenges the way the poem has traditionally been read and…

Раздел: Мифология

The Story Of Kullervo [Deluxe Slipcased Edition]

The Story Of Kullervo [Deluxe Slipcased Edition]

Раздел: Мифология

Monarchy, Myth, and Material Culture in Germany 1750–1950

Monarchy, Myth, and Material Culture in Germany 1750–1950

This innovative book illuminates popular attitudes toward political authority and monarchy in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany. In a fascinating study of how subjects incorporated the material culture of monarchy into their daily lives, Eva Giloi provides insights into German mentalities toward sovereign power. She examines how ordinary people collected and consumed relics and other royal memorabilia, and used these objects to articulate, validate, appropriate, or reject the state’s political myths. The book reveals that the social practices that guided the circulation of material culture — under what circumstances it was acceptable to buy and sell the queen’s underwear, for instance — expose popular assumptions about the Crown that were often left unspoken. The book sets loyalism in the everyday context of consumerism and commodification, changes in visual culture and technology, and the emergence of mass media and celebrity culture, to uncover…

Раздел: Мифология