The Phoenix : an unnatural biography of a mythical beast /

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Author / Creator:Nigg, Joe, author.
Imprint:Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
Description:xxv, 487 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
Local Note:University of Chicago Library's UCPress copy 1 has original dust jacket.
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11019072
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ISBN:9780226195490
022619549X
9780226195520
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.

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Call Number: GR830.P4 N53 2016
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