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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...

  • Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopediaby David Leeming

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 198.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • James Baldwinby David Leeming

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    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... more...

  • The Oxford Companion to World Mythologyby David Leeming

    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...

  • Mythologyby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 12.99

    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...