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The book of legendary lands

Eco, Umberto, 1932-2013
Books, Manuscripts
Literature through the ages has continuously invented imaginary and legendary lands, projecting there all those dreams and nightmares that are intrusive and challenging for reality. Eco leads us on an illustrated journey through these lands & inhabitants
Main title:
The book of legendary lands / by Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
London MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus 2013
400 pages illustrations
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
The flat earth and the antipodes -- Biblical lands -- The lands of Homer and the seven wonders -- The wonders of the East, from Alexander to Prester John -- The earthly paradise, the Isles of the Blessed and El Dorado -- Atlantis, Mu and Lemuria -- Ultima Thule and Hyperborea -- The migrations of the grail -- Alamut, the old man of the mountain and the assassins -- The land of Cockaigne -- The islands of Utopia -- The Island of Solomon and the Austral land -- The interior of the earth, the polar myth and Agartha -- The invention of Rennes-le-Chateau -- Fictional places and their truth
9780857052872 (hardback)
Dewey class:
809.9 BOO
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