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The dragon : fear and power, Martin Arnold

Label
The dragon : fear and power
Title
The dragon
Title remainder
fear and power
Statement of responsibility
Martin Arnold
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled mankind for thousands of years. From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation's Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to those dragon-women posing a threat to male authority, dragons have a wide variety of forms and meanings. But there is one thing they all have in common: our fear of their formidable power and, as a consequence, our need to overcome them, to appease them or in some way to assume their power as our own. How can this be explained? Is it our need to impose order on chaos in the person of a dragon-slaying hero? Is it our terror of Nature unleashed in its most destructive form? Or is the dragon nothing less than an expression of that greatest and most disturbing mystery of all - our mortality? Martin Arnold traces the history of ideas about dragons, from the earliest of times to Game of Thrones, and asks what exactly it might be in our imaginations that appears to have necessitated such a creature
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arnold, Martin
Dewey number
398.24/54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR830.D7
LC item number
A76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dragons
  • HISTORY / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The dragon : fear and power, Martin Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-320), discography (page 314), filmography (page 314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004758653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781780238975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The dragon : fear and power, Martin Arnold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-320), discography (page 314), filmography (page 314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004758653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781780238975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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