`Violets between Cherry Blossoms` is a unique comparative overview of motifs and images from Greece to Japan, exploring cultural flows into the Mediterranean and the Black Sea from the earliest days, Alexander the Great, Greek culture in the Roman Empire, the Silk Road and the spread of Buddhism to China and Japan.
Researcher Pieter Arts feels that the geographical expansion was part of a greater adoption and assimilation of cultures across enormous distances. The second part of the study follows the cultural flow of specific gods, heroes, airborne deities and monsters from Greece to Japan.
Dr. P.W.M. Arts has published extensively on Greek, Roman and Japanese art and history, and has focussed on the syntheses between these cultures.
Taal / Language : English
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