With contributions from leading scholars, this is a unique cross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide range of cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights into how history is treated in narrative poetry.
The first book to gain new insights into the topic of epic and history through in-depth cross-cultural comparisons
Covers epic traditions across the globe and across a wide range of time periods
Brings together leading specialists in the field, and is edited by two internationally regarded scholars
An important reference for scholars and students interested in history and literature across a broad range of disciplines