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Dragons (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Dragons

Dragon is an imaginary animal which is well represented in the art and literature of both the Eastern and Western worlds. The Oriental Dragon, although an elegant aristocrat, is generally a kindly, helpful creature and is closely connected with the natural elements. As the Dragon myth developed in the West, generally through the influence of the Christian Church, the Dragon becomes fearsome, mon strous, the personification of evil. As directly related to the Church, the Dragon is symbolically killed by saints. In popular stories of medieval Europe, he inhabits dark and lonely places, breathing fire when aroused and killing all who dare to cross his path. Certain themes are prevalent in both East and West. The Dragon is always scaly and snake-like, associated with the elements of fire and water. He is guardian of treasure and consumer of young humans, with a young hero or heroine as his stalwart antagonist who overcomes him through physical or moral force.

The Dragons represented in this book are all part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The information about the nature and purpose of the objects is factual, while the stories and descriptions which relate to each are generally well known but can be considered pure fantasy.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Titre: Dragons (Classic Reprint)
Code EAN: 9780656906901
ISBN: 0656906901
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 38
Poids: 213g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T7mm
Année: 2018