In Search of Myths & Heroes

In Search of Myths & Heroes

Exploring Four Epic Legends of the World

Book - 2005
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David Brown Book Co
Accompanying the television series of the same name, this book sees Michael Wood go in search of the mythical past, the historical past and the literal truth to four great myths: Shangri-La, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and Arthur.
Accompanying the television series of the same name, this book sees Michael Wood go in search of the mythical past, the historical past and the literal truth to four great myths: Shangri-La, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and Arthur. Wood's quest for the myths and heroes of the past led him on his own journey, from remote areas of Tibet to Africa, Greece, Ethiopia, Yemen, Jerusalem, Britain and Ireland, although the book in no way reads like a travelogue. Full of superb colour photographs, it traces the story of these four myths in literary and oral history, trying to piece together the evidence and retrace the events and places described, In essence, Wood's journey led him to explore how and why these myths are still part of our cultural heritage, why they continue to capture our imagination and why we still search for the truth.

Baker & Taylor
Encounters with the living descendants of the ancient cultures that produced the four legends of Shangri-La, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail are captured in an account of the author's real journeys to real places in search of the origins of ancient myths.

University of California Press
In this compelling new book, accompanying the PBS television series of the same name, historian Michael Wood, whose renowned adventures have taken him to many remote and exciting places around the globe, now goes in search of four powerful legends: Shangri-La, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail. Gorgeously illustrated by Steve Razzetti, with full-color photographs of some of the most beautiful landscapes and cities on earth, In Search of Myths and Heroes is a series of real journeys to real places and an encounter with the living descendants of the ancient cultures that produced the four legends. From the mountains of Tibet to the coasts of Ethiopia and Yemen to the city of Jerusalem and the far west of Ireland, Wood brings us along as he separates fact from fiction and discovers why these famous stories still captivate us.

Baker
& Taylor

The author goes in search of four of the most famous myths in the world--Shangri-la, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail--journeying to some of the most remote regions on Earth, including Western Tibet, the mountains of Georgia, and the Caucasus.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780520247246
0520247248
Branch Call Number: 398.22 WOO
Characteristics: 272 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.

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