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The Heroic Ideal

Western Archetypes from the Greeks to the Present

Kendrick, M. Gregory

The Heroic Ideal

The Heroic Ideal

Western Archetypes from the Greeks to the Present

The Heroic Ideal

 

"In its present usage, the word "hero" seems an all-purpose moniker applied to everyone from Medal of Honor recipients to celebrities to comic book characters. This book explores the Western idea of the hero, from its initial use in ancient Greece, where it identified demigods or aristocratic, mortal warriors, through its present-day usage"--Provided by publisher.


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Beschrijving The Heroic Ideal

Explores the Western idea of the hero, from its initial use in ancient Greece through to its present-day usage. The concept of the hero as presented in the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds is examined, and special attention is paid to particular heroic types, such as warriors, martyrs, athletes, knights, saints, scientists, rebels, secret servicemen, and even anti-heroes.


ISBN
9780786437863
Pagina's
228
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NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Nederlands
Uitgever
McFarland Publishing

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