Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to the Nibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.These are the stories that made Europe.Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating...

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Title:Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
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  • Anett Kovacs
    Epic Continent by Nicholas Jubber is a very well written and fascinating journey through Europe on the footsteps of six European epics. But it is so much more than a travelogue - from Greece to Iceland the author weaves a common thread through the epics and the places connected to them. He explores ...
  • James R
    “Those who cannotlearn from historyaredoomed to repeat it.“ -George SantayanaNicholas Jubber maps our past to our present through six classic tales from European history.I had the chance to review a pre-release copy of the “Epic Continent”by Nicholas Jubber. Nicholas has several ...
  • Siobhan
    Epic Continent is a literary travelogue that charts the locations, history, and reception of six European epics. Focusing on change, war, and dominant narratives, these stories often span locations and Jubber travels across Europe, from Greece and Turkey of the Odyssey to Iceland for the Saga of Bur...
  • Lou
    Epic Continent is writer, traveller and passionate history lover Nicolas Jubber's fourth book and explores the connection between storytelling, both the past and present and the impact centuries-old tales still have throughout Europe today. It looks at some of the continents iconic tales in context ...
  • L A
    Thanks to John Murray Press and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a pretty cool idea for a book. The author goes on a personal odyssey, visiting the locations from some of the great European 'epics' - myths, legends, literature and folklore, whilst explor...
  • Luke Nyland
    This is an exciting and extremely well-written book. You really get a sense of the excitement Nick felt on his travels. I was lucky enough to go to a talk he was giving about the book and its themes, so I was able to hear the whole thing in his voice which was fun. It was really interesting to read ...
  • Bandit
    The idea is if you can’t travel, read a travelogue. Isn’t that one of the best things about reading? The ways it can sort of supplement the real life, providing whatever excitement isn’t there. So the main appeal of this book to me was all the traveling. And thematically it was attrac...
  • Lovro
    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe is, in it's essence, a traveler's journal. The author has set upon a pilgrimage - to visit regions of myths and legends, of Europe's epics and heroes. The epics that guide him are: The Odyssey, Kosovo Cycle, The Song of Roland, The Nibelungen...

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