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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 23.99
Esteemed scholar David Leeming, who has authored more than twelve books on mythology, here offers the first comprehensive narrative study of the mythology of the Middle East, that tumultuous region that was the cradle of civilization.Leeming begins with a brief, engaging history of the Middle East, spanning Neolithic cultures, the Bronze Age and the... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 191.00
ABC-CLIO's breakthrough reference work on creation beliefs from around the world returns in a richly updated and expanded new edition. From the Garden of Eden, to the female creators of Acoma Indians, to the rival creators of the Basonge tribe in the Congo, Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, Second Edition examines how different cultures... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 6.79
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 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...
- Visible Ink Press 2014; US$ 18.99
Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 17.99
James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon Go Tell It on a Mountain , Giovanni?s Room , Another Country , The Fire Next Time , and The Evidence of Things Not Seen he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction, and sexual difference. A gay, African American... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In the Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or myth-logic, in history and determines that the dreams of specific cultures add up to a larger... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 24.99
Exploring classic works such as the Song of Songs , the Tao Te Ching , the Rg Veda , the New Testament, and the Indonesian myth of Hainuwele , Myth: A Biography of Belief reveals the cultural energies that ancient "mythmakers" sought to corral in their creations. David Leeming argues that myths are, by definition, evolving creations that live... more...