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  • Jealous Gods and Chosen Peopleby David Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    Leeming provides a comprehensive study of the mythologies of the eastern Mediterranean world - the Middle East, the Near East, the Levant, and the Fertile Crescent. more...

  • From Olympus to Camelotby David Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    From the stories suggested by the great cave paintings of the Paleolithic period to the thought experiments of modern scientists, From Olympus to Camelot provides a sweeping history of the development of the rich and varied European mythological tradition. David Leeming, an authority on world mythology, begins with a general introduction to mythology... more...

  • Stephen Spenderby David Leeming

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 8.99

    The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's towering literary figures. Stephen Spender was a minor poet, but a major cultural influence during much of the century. Literary critic, journalist, art critic, social commentator, and friendend of the best-known cultural figures of the modernist and postmodernist periods (Yeats, Woolf,... more...

  • Medusaby David Leeming

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 25.00

    With her repulsive face and head full of living, venomous snakes, Medusa is petrifying—quite literally, since looking directly at her turned people to stone. Ever since Perseus cut off her head and presented it to Athena, she has been a woman of many forms: a dangerous female monster that had to be destroyed, an erotic power that could annihilate... more...

  • A Dictionary of Asian Mythologyby David Leeming

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 29.99

    Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O--the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and golden Mount Meru, home of the Hindu gods. Discover myths like the Stone and the Banana of Indonesian origin and the Indian Churning of the Ocean of Milk, and explore... more...

  • Mythologyby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    Third revised edition, previously published in 1973 by Harper Collins, of a collection of texts stressing the universal themes of mythology. They range from the Bible to English literature, to C Jung and others, to illustrate the archetypal aspects of the universal hero. This edition includes heroine myths and an updated bibliography. more...

  • Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopediaby Ph.D. David A. Leeming

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 180.00

    The most comprehensive resource available on creation myths from around the world?their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences?and what they reveal about their cultures of origin. more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    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...

  • Gods, Heroes, & Kingsby Christopher R. Fee; David A. Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    This book unearths the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths on which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled. more...

  • Gods, Heroes, and Kingsby Christopher R. Fee; David A. Leeming

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 26.99

    The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the... more...

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