War, Myths, and Fairy Tales

  • Sara Buttsworth
  • Maartje Abbenhuis

About this book


This exciting new collection examines the relationships between warfare, myths and fairy tales, and explores the connections and contradictions between the narratives of war and magic that dominate the ways in which people live and have lived, survived, considered and described their world. Presenting original contributions and critical reflections that explore fairy tales, fantasy and wars, be they ‘real’ or imagined, past or present, this book looks at creative works in popular culture, stories of resistance, the history and representation of global and local conflicts, the Holocaust, across multiple media. It offers a timely and important overview of the latest research in the field, including contributions from academics, story-tellers and artists, thereby transcending the traditional boundaries of the disciplines, extending the parameters of war studies beyond the battlefield.


Fairy Tales Fantasy and Wars War Stories Norse Mythology Warfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Sara Buttsworth
    • 1
  • Maartje Abbenhuis
    • 2
  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesUniversity of Auckland School of HumanitiesAucklandNew Zealand

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