The book of legendary lands / Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen.
By: Eco, Umberto.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2013Description: 477 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780847841219.Subject(s): Geographical myths in literature | Geographical myths in art -- Pictorial works
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"A fascinating illustrated tour of the fabled places in literature and folklore that have awed, troubled, and eluded us through the ages"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
The flat earth and the antipodes -- Biblical lands -- The lands of Homer and the seven wonders -- The wonders of the East, from Alexander to Prester John -- The Earthly Paradise, the Isles of the Blessed, and El Dorado -- Atlantis, Mu, and Lemuria -- Ultima Thule and Hyperborea -- The migrations of the grail -- Alamüt, the Old Man of the Mountain, and the Assassins -- The Land of Cockaigne -- The Islands of Utopia -- The Island of Solomon and the Austral Land -- The interior of the Earth, the Polar myth, and Agartha -- The invention of Rennes-le-Château -- Fictional places and their truth.