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Hero A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

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ISBN-10: 0486427080

ISBN-13: 9780486427089

Edition: 2003

Authors: FitzRoy Richard Somerset Raglan, Lord Raglan

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Heroic figures, invested with a common pattern that satisfies the human desire for idealization, are the focus of this intriguing study of legendary characters—from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood. A fascinating study that will appeal to students of folklore, mythology, and history.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Basis of History
The Traditional Pedigree
Local Tradition
Robin Hood
The Norse Sagas
King Arthur
Hengist and Horsa
The Tale of Troy
Traditions of Other Lands
The Genesis of Myth
The Folk-tale
Myth and Ritual
Myth and Ritual
Myth and Ritual--The Tale of Troy
The Hero
The Hero
The Hero
Myth and the Historic Hero
The Basis of Drama
The Language of the Drama
Age and Time
Dress and Setting
Shape-shifting and Talking Animals
The Royal Hero
The Spielman
The Ritual Drama