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The Hero in Transition
by Ray B. Browne and Marshall W. Fishwick
University of Wisconsin Press, 1983
Cloth: 978-0-87972-237-1 | Paper: 978-0-87972-238-8
Library of Congress Classification E169.1.H365 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 973

An investigation of society’s heroes during any time period will reveal the personnel deemed worthy of being emulated at that particular time by that particular society. There will be many old and time-tested figures, sometimes with new faces and new profiles; there will also be a mix of new faces. Thus the hero—like history itself—is constantly in transition, and both the hero and the transition are fundamental to the study of a culture. These essays turn the pantheon of heroes around before our eyes and reveal the many complicated aspects of hero worship.
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