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  • Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythologyby Luke Roman; Monica Roman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00

    Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature. more...

  • The Death of Sacred Textsby Dr Kristina Myrvold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices and in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and... more...

  • American Scripturesby Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp; Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking collection of sacred Christian writings of American origin from Mormons, Shakers, Christian Scientists, and others. "Scripture" is any work in which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all claim to have received wisdom from a source outside themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or ancient archive.... more...

  • Dictionary of Classical Mythologyby Jennifer R. March

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A - Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are... more...

  • Who's Who in Classical Mythologyby Michael Grant; John Hazel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 25.95

    Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries,... more...

  • Circuitous Journeysby David Leigh

    Fordham University Press 1999; US$ 20.99

    Circuitous Journeys: Modern Spiritual Autobiography provides a close reading and analysis of ten major life stories by twentieth-century leaders and thinkers from a variety of religious and cultural traditions: Mohandas Gandhi, Black Elk, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm X, Paul Cowan, Rigoberta Menchu, Dan Wakefield, and Nelson Mandela.... more...