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- Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 18.99
Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Sir James George Frazer's The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a broad comparative study of mythology and religion. Treating religion as a cultural phenomenon rather than discussing it from a theological perspective, the effect of The Golden Bough on both European literature and the emerging discipline of anthropology was substantial.... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 16.09
Dem Mittelalter auf der Spur War das Mittelalter wirklich finster? Ritter immer ritterlich? Waren Burgen uneinnehmbar und die Menschen damals einfältig-dumm? Um kaum eine historische Epoche ranken sich derart viele und widersprüchliche Mythen wie um das Mittelalter. Es gilt als Inbegriff einer finsteren Zeit voll abergläubischer Intoleranz und grausamer... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
This book documents the ultramodern rise of the multifaith movement, as mulitfaith initiatives have been increasingly deployed as cosmopolitan solutions to counter global risks such as terrorism and climate change at the turn of the 21st century. These projects aim to enhance common security, particularly in Western societies following the events of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 141.00
A one-volume dictionary of religion based on concepts drawn partly from the various religious traditions and partly from the historical and reflective study of religion as a modern academic discipline. As a dictionary rather than an encyclopedia, there will be concise explanations on a very large number of special terms rather than lengthy essays on... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 19.95
With a new Introduction by the author 'An elegant and sane little book. ? The New Statesman Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self interest; and in science the idea of human beings... more...