Classic of Mountains and Seas by Anne Birrell
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Classic of Mountains and Seas
By Anne Birrell

The Classic of Mountains and Seas

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Classic of Mountains and Seas by Anne Birrell

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This major source of Chinese mythology (third century BC to second century AD) contains a treasure trove of rare data and colorful fiction about the mythical figures, rituals, medicine, natural history, and ethnic peoples of the ancient world. The Classic of Mountains and Seas explores 204 mythical figures such as the gods Foremost, Fond Care, and Yellow, and goddesses Queen Mother of the West and Girl Lovely, as well as many other figures unknown outside this text. This eclectic Classic also contains crucial information on early medicine (with cures for impotence and infertility), omens to avert catastrophe, and rites of sacrifice, and familiar and unidentified plants and animals. It offers a guided tour of the known world in antiquity, moving outwards from the famous mountains of central China to the lands beyond the seas. Translated with an introduction and notes by Anne Birrell."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140447194
ISBN-10: 0140447199
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 16mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » This major source of Chinese mythology (3rd century BC to 2nd century AD) brings together a treasure trove of rare data and colourful fiction about the mythical figures, rituals, medicine, natural history and ethnic peoples of the ancient world. The text is brought to life using English equivalents for all the many names (such as the gods Foremost, Fond Care and the doomed Girl Lovely) and there is a lucid and entertaining introduction containing insights from comparative mythology. (Kirkus UK)


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