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Introducing the Medieval Dragon

作者 Thomas Honegger
语言 英语
出版社威尔士大学出版社
出版时间 2019
ISBN 1786834685
格式 PDF
页数 194

简介

本书的目的是探索中世纪龙的特征,并讨论有时在相关中世纪文学体裁中发现的不同的观点。在对原始文献有深刻了解的基础上,该研究提出了对一些关于这些野兽的著名文学作品以及绘画和其他描写的新解释。龙被构想出来不仅可以引起人们的恐惧,还激发了人们的想象力,提供了一个巨大而邪恶的生物让英雄打败——尽管龙的力量远胜于它的对手。本书通过简短、准确而清晰的篇章介绍中世纪的龙,涉及有关其自然历史、宗教、文学和民俗,并总结了从贝奥武夫到托尔金、迪士尼和《哈利·波特》,龙是如何不断得到复兴。

The aim of this book is to explore the characteristics of the medieval dragon and discuss the sometimes differing views found in the relevant medieval text types. Based on an intimate knowledge of the primary texts, the study presents new interpretations of well-known literary works, and also takes into consideration paintings and other depictions of these beasts. Dragons were designed not only to frighten but also to fire the imagination, and provide a suitably huge and evil creature for the hero to overcome – yet there is far more to them than reptilian adversaries. This book introduces the medieval dragon via brief, accurate and clear chapters on its natural history, religion, literature and folklore, and concludes with how the dragon – from Beowulf to Tolkien, Disney and Potter – is constantly revived.

这项简单的研究背后有许多故事。我对龙的迷恋可追溯到几十年前,可能开始于《霍比特人》中的龙“史矛革”(原作版本的,而不是电影中那蠢笨又令人尴尬的生物),在遇见中世纪文学的巨龙(比如贝奥武夫中的龙)后进一步发展,并在瑞士中部尤其是卢塞恩的龙传说中发现了意想不到的思想食粮。所有这些方面都以这样或那样的方式反映在之后的篇章中。
这项研究也归功于许多人的帮助——学者、龙学家们、非专业人士。他们与我讨论了关于龙的问题,阅读了我部分文章的各种草稿版本,提供反馈和意见,或以其他方式为本书的出版做出了贡献。我要感谢(按字母顺序):Martin Arnold,Anke Eissmann(提供插图),Jennifer Fellows,Lynn Forest-Hill,Diane Heath(邀请我为这个新系列投稿),Sarah Lewis(威尔士大学出版社),Sophia Mehlhausen,Paul Michel,Allan Turner,Paul Wackers,以及威尔士大学出版社的匿名同行评审。不必说,任何遗留的错误以及所表达的解释和观点最终都是我自己的。
我希望我的研究能激发读者进一步探索这种迷人的野兽。
萨勒河畔勒拿,2019年1月
Thomas Honegger

This short study has many fathers. My fascination with dragons goes back several decades and probably started with the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit (the book version, and not his rather embarrassingly dim-witted counterpart in the movie), grew further upon encountering the dragons of medieval literature, such as the Beowulf dragon, and found unexpected food for thought with the dragon-lore of central Switzerland (especially Lucerne). All these aspects are reflected, one way or another, in the following pages.I also owe a great debt to a multitude of people – scholars, fellow dragonologists and laypeople alike – who discussed dragon matters with me, read parts of my text in various draft forms, provided feedback and inspiration, or contributed to the publication of the book in some other way. In alphabetical order, I would like to thank: Martin Arnold, Anke Eissmann (who provided the illustrations), Jennifer Fellows, Lynn Forest-Hill, Diane Heath (for inviting me to contribute to this new series), Sarah Lewis (University of Wales Press), Sophia Mehlhausen, Paul Michel, Allan Turner, Paul Wackers, and the anonymous peer-reviewer at University of Wales Press. Needless to say, any remaining mistakes and the interpretations and opinions expressed are ultimately my own. I hope that my study will inspire readers to explore further this fascinating beast.
Jena on the Saale, January 2019
Thomas Honegger

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