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Introducing the Medieval Dragon

Thursday, July 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee

Introducing the Medieval Dragon, by Thomas Honegger, draws on medieval literature, natural history, religion and folklore to present a thorough and multifaceted introduction to the medieval dragon’s characteristics and history. The book, which considers the complex and often differing views found in medieval texts, provides an exciting and accessible study of the legacy of the medieval dragon from antiquity to the present day. Thomas Honegger blends the academic with the creative, using critical analysis of texts, paintings, and other depictions of the medieval dragon to explore a figure that has elicited fear, bewilderment, and wonder across cultures for centuries. Introducing the Medieval Dragon offers new interpretations of major literary texts, providing an original and varied investigation into the cultural history of this wondrous beast that is grounded in scholarship but inspired by the imagination. With its extensive scholarly background, the book is appropriate for undergraduate students, graduate students and academics, while its clear structure and style makes it a fascinating read for anyone interested in the medieval period and the figure of the medieval dragon.

Thomas Honegger is Professor in English Medieval Studies at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (Germany). 

For more information, visit the book's press page on the University of Wales Press's website. 

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