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Released: 2012-11-20

Star Wars and History by Lucasfilm


Ultimately—an prognosis of the historic patterns that influenced the introduction and storyline of the SuperStar Warfares saga

SuperStar Wars came about long ago in a galaxy a long way, some distance away, but its epic tales are based on our own historical past. From Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire to the French Revolution and the Vietnam Struggle, Star Wars and Historical past explores the main historic turning factors, heroes, and villains in human historical past and their influence on the advent of the megaStar Wars saga. Celebrity Wars and History presentations how the atomic and hydrogen bombs ended in the Loss of life SuperStar; how Princess Leia's management within the Rebellion Alliance resembled the daring work of intrepid women within the French Resistance all through World Warfare II and the Mexican Revolution; historical parallels between the Jedi Code and Bushido in addition to these linking the Jedi culture with that of the Templar Knights and different warrior monks; and all the historical past that underlies the Famous person Wars galaxy. Learn how our own civilization's civil wars, slavery, international company states, and teenage queens were transformed into the epic Big name Wars historical past and discover how Tatooine displays the lawless frontiers of the past and Coruscant our personal historical past of glittering and grasping capitals.

  • The first e book devoted to examining the actual historical occasions in our prior that influenced the introduction of the space fantasy, megaStar Wars
  • Options 11 essays through a wise “council” of history students, written in shut collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm
  • Offers new insights into central Famous person Wars characters and historical figures who helped encourage them (together with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, Lando Calrissian, Emperor Palpatine, and others)
  • Includes both beautiful photos from the Lucasfilm Picture Archives and historic pictures that display the parallels between both worlds

Stuffed with fascinating historical comparisons and heritage with a view to take your experience of the SuperStar Wars saga to a brand new stage, Big name Wars and Historical past is an crucial companion for every megaStar Wars fan.

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Author: Lucasfilm Writer: Wiley Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 344

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