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The Resource Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature, Aisling Byrne, (electronic resource)

Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature, Aisling Byrne, (electronic resource)

Label
Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature
Title
Otherworlds
Title remainder
fantasy and history in medieval literature
Statement of responsibility
Aisling Byrne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a new perspective on the otherworlds of medieval literature. These fantastical realms are among the most memorable places in medieval writing, by turns beautiful and monstrous, alluring and terrifying. Passing over a river or sea, or entering into a hollow hill, heroes come upon strange and magical realms. These places are often very beautiful, filled with sweet music and adorned with precious stones and rich materials. There is often no darkness, time may pass at a different pace, and the people who dwell there are usually supernatural. Sometimes such a place is exactly what it appears to be - the land of heart's desire-but, the otherworld can also have a sinister side, trapping humans and keeping them there against their will. This book takes a fresh look at how medieval writers understood these places and why they found them so compelling. It focuses on texts from England, but places this material in the broader context of literary production in medieval Britain and Ireland. The narratives examined in this book tell a rather surprising story about medieval notions of these fantastical places
Cataloging source
NLE
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Byrne, Aisling
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Irish literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Fantasy in literature
  • History in literature
Label
Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature, Aisling Byrne, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205) and index
Control code
ssj0002027145
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198746003
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015939411
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002027145
Label
Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature, Aisling Byrne, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205) and index
Control code
ssj0002027145
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198746003
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015939411
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002027145

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