The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art (Bollingen Series XXXVIII)

The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art (Bollingen Series XXXVIII)

Jean Seznec


one other access within the Bollingen assortment. Bollingen is a chain of monographs on artwork, tradition and philosophy.

Publisher's Blurb and chosen Reviews:

The gods of Olympus died with the appearance of Christianity--or so we now have been taught to think. yet how are we to account for his or her large acceptance in the course of the Renaissance? This illustrated publication, now reprinted in a brand new, greater paperback layout, deals the final reader first a dialogue of mythology in past due antiquity and the center a while, after which a multifaceted examine the far-reaching position performed by way of mythology in Renaissance highbrow and emotional life.

Review:

"Such a synthesis hasn't ever been tried earlier than, and the writer . . . has played this much-needed carrier with unprecedented contrast and readability of purpose."--Art Digest

"Here is a booklet . . . that tells us what turned of the gods after the autumn of Rome, in what unusual disguises they lived on, and the way they emerged within the Quattrocento with strange attributes and emblems the ancients by no means knew. . . . it's a bold activity, difficult tremendous studying in lots of fields; and it's brilliantly performed."--The occasions Literary complement

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