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By Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

To what volume did mythological figures reminiscent of Circe and Medea effect the illustration of the robust 'oriental' enchantress in glossy Western paintings? What function did the traditional gods and heroes play within the building of the imaginary worlds of the trendy delusion style? what's the position of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological movies?

Looking around the millennia, from the mistrust of historic magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian faith, to the revival and edition of historical myths and faith within the arts centuries later, this booklet bargains an unique research of the reception of historical magic and the supernatural, throughout a large choice of other media – from comics to movie, from portray to opera. operating in numerous fields around the globe, the authors of those essays deconstruct sure scholarly traditions by means of presenting unique interdisciplinary methods and collaborations, exhibiting to what quantity the visible and appearing arts of alternative classes interlink and form cultural and social identities.

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