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The phoenix : an unnatural biography of a mythical beast, Joseph Nigg

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The phoenix : an unnatural biography of a mythical beast
Title
The phoenix
Title remainder
an unnatural biography of a mythical beast
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Nigg
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird become so famous that it has played a part in cultures around the world and throughout human history? How much of its story do we actually know? Here to offer a comprehensive biography and engaging (un)natural history of the phoenix is Joseph Nigg, esteemed expert on otherworldly creatures from dragons to gryphons to sea monsters. Beginning in ancient Egypt and traveling around the globe and through the centuries, Nigg's vast and sweeping narrative takes readers on a brilliant tour of the cross-cultural lore of this famous, yet little-known, immortal bird. This entertaining and informative look at the life and transformation of the phoenix will be the authoritative source for anyone fascinated by folklore and mythology, re-igniting our curiosity about one of myth's greatest beasts
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nigg, Joe,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phoenix (Mythical bird)
  • Phoenix (Mythical bird) in art
  • Phoenix (Mythical bird) in literature
  • Phoenix (Mythical bird)
  • Phoenix (Mythical bird) in art
  • Phoenix (Mythical bird) in literature
Label
The phoenix : an unnatural biography of a mythical beast, Joseph Nigg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cultural transformations of the phoenix -- Prologue: Sacred to the sun. Egyptian beginnings ; Royal bird of China -- Part I. Classical marvel. Birth of the western phoenix ; Early Roman sightings ; Later Roman variations -- Part II. Bird of God. The Judaic phoenix ; The early Christian phoenix ; The phoenix in old English ; The bestiary phoenix ; Beyond the bestiaries -- Part III. Renaissance transformations. Innovations and renewals ; The Elizabethan phoenix ; The emblematic phoenix ; The philosopher's stone ; Metaphorical variety -- Part IV. Challenged and discredited. Rising doubts ; Battle of the books ; Fading into fable -- Part V. Modern rebirth. Mythical bird ; Poetic fire ; Literary distinction ; From literal ashes
Control code
938708316
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 487 pages
Isbn
9780226195490
Lccn
2016005828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938708316
Label
The phoenix : an unnatural biography of a mythical beast, Joseph Nigg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cultural transformations of the phoenix -- Prologue: Sacred to the sun. Egyptian beginnings ; Royal bird of China -- Part I. Classical marvel. Birth of the western phoenix ; Early Roman sightings ; Later Roman variations -- Part II. Bird of God. The Judaic phoenix ; The early Christian phoenix ; The phoenix in old English ; The bestiary phoenix ; Beyond the bestiaries -- Part III. Renaissance transformations. Innovations and renewals ; The Elizabethan phoenix ; The emblematic phoenix ; The philosopher's stone ; Metaphorical variety -- Part IV. Challenged and discredited. Rising doubts ; Battle of the books ; Fading into fable -- Part V. Modern rebirth. Mythical bird ; Poetic fire ; Literary distinction ; From literal ashes
Control code
938708316
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 487 pages
Isbn
9780226195490
Lccn
2016005828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938708316

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