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The Dragon: Fear and Power

(现已出中文版:《龙:恐惧与权力》)

作者Martin Arnold
语言英语
出版社Reaktion Books
出版时间2018
ISBN1780238975
格式PDF
页数329

英文版简介(暂未翻译)

From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelations Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to the so-called dragon-women who threaten male authority, dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled humanity for thousands of years. These often scaly beasts take a wide variety of forms and meanings, but there is one thing they all have in common: our fear of their formidable power and, as a consequence, our need either to overcome, appease, or in some way assume that power as our own.

In this fiery cultural history, Martin Arnold asks how these unifying impulses can be explained. Are they owed to our need to impose order on chaos in the form of a dragon-slaying hero? Is it our terror of nature, writ large, unleashed in its most destructive form? Or is the dragon nothing less than an expression of that greatest and most disturbing mystery of all: our mortality? Tracing the history of ideas about dragons from the earliest of times to Game of Thrones, Arnold explores exactly what it might be that calls forth such creatures from the darkest corners of our collective imagination.

中文版简介

翻译潘明霞
语言中文
出版社重庆出版社
出版时间2022-3-30
ISBN9787229158682
页数306

“龙”是一种准确来说存在于人类幻想中的生物,它诞生于远古人类文明的萌芽期,在它身上反映出了远古人类的图腾崇拜,而这种糅合了多种因素的图腾崇拜固化到文化中,却产生出了东方龙与西方龙两种似乎截然不同的文化形象。

《龙:恐惧与权力》以神奇的“龙”形象为主题,以传说中的动物“龙”为中心,追溯了历史上关于龙的概念。从古希腊神话、古罗马神话、北欧神话、日耳曼神话、古希伯来神话等,探讨了龙在西方世界的特征;同时,作者又探讨了龙在东方(尤其是中国)的文化结构,在展示出与西方的共性之外,又研讨了其个性特征。随后作者将目光转向了以骑士英雄传说为代表的中世纪神话和民间故事如《亚瑟王》等,并结合当下最时新的如J.R.R.托尔金作品、C.S.刘易斯作品、乔治·R.R.马丁作品、《指环王》、《权力的游戏》等热门小说、影视作品及其带起的整个奇幻热的文化现象进行论述,引导我们正确认识到这些文化现象背后潜藏的人类对龙无穷尽想象的社会心理。

全书含百余幅全彩高清插图,图文并茂,按时间性与地域性讲述了与传奇的想象中的生物“龙”相关的丰富历史与文化,作者知识广博,资料收集翔实,阅读这本书是一次愉悦的世界龙文化之旅。

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books/the_dragon/fear_and_power.txt · 最后更改: 2022/05/24 20:59 由 zch7878798877