Epic Continent

Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 19/03/2020
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Synopsis

These are the stories that made Europe.

Reaching back into the ancient and medieval eras in which these defining works were produced, and investigating their continuing influence today, Epic Continent explores how matters of honour, fundamentalism, fate, nationhood, sex, class and politics have preoccupied the people of Europe across the millennia. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber discovers how the world of gods and emperors, dragons and water maidens, knights and princesses made our own: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.

Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent's most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473665804
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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Epic Continent
Epically ambitious!
This book was captivating and beautifully explored stories of European culture! Would highly recommend!
Kylie Hull