By Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

ISBN-10: 1350007943

ISBN-13: 9781350007949

ISBN-10: 1472527836

ISBN-13: 9781472527837

To what quantity did mythological figures comparable to Circe and Medea effect the illustration of the robust 'oriental' enchantress in glossy Western artwork? What position did the traditional gods and heroes play within the development of the imaginary worlds of the trendy fable style? what's the position of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological movies?

Looking around the millennia, from the mistrust of historic magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian faith, to the revival and version of historic myths and faith within the arts centuries later, this ebook deals an unique research of the reception of historical magic and the supernatural, throughout a wide selection of other media – from comics to movie, from portray to opera. operating in a number of fields around the globe, the authors of those essays deconstruct sure scholarly traditions by way of offering unique interdisciplinary ways and collaborations, exhibiting to what volume the visible and appearing arts of other classes interlink and form cultural and social identities.

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