Epic and History
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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With contributions from leading scholars, this is a unique cross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide range of cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights into how history is treated in narrative poetry.
- The first book to gain new insights into the topic of ‘epic and history’ through in-depth cross-cultural comparisons
- Covers epic traditions across the globe and across a wide range of time periods
- Brings together leading specialists in the field, and is edited by two internationally regarded scholars
- An important reference for scholars and students interested in history and literature across a broad range of disciplines