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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • Introducing the Mythological Crescentby Harald Haarmann; Joan Marler

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 37.66

    There is a broad cultural region with related traditions of mythical beliefs interconnected by long-term contacts during prehistoric times. This area - called here the ?Mythological Crescent? - is a zone of cultural convergence that extends from the ancient Middle East via Anatolia to southeastern Europe, opening into the wide cultural landscape of... more...

  • Alles Mythos! 20 populäre Irrtümer über das Mittelalterby Karin Schneider-Ferber

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 26.70

    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...

  • Mertens lesenby Monika Costard; Jacob Klingner; Carmen Stange

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84

    Die deutsche Predigt des Mittelalters, der Artus- und Gralsepik und der Minnesang gehören ebenso wie Thomas Mann und das Musiktheater zu Volker Mertens Schwerpunkten. In welchen Sparten seine Forschungsergebnisse fruchtbar gemacht werden und wie sie ihre Wirkung entfalten, zeigen die Beiträge dieses Bandes. Sie geben so einen fachgeschichtlichen Einblick,... more...

  • Totem und Tabuby Herman Westerink

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 21.76

    »Totem und Tabu«, eines von Freuds Hauptwerken über Kultur und Religion, wird jetzt, fast 100 Jahre nach der Erstpublikation, neu herausgegeben und ausführlich kommentiert. Nicht nur der zeitgenössische Kontext des Werks, seine Rezeption und Wiener Reaktionen darauf werden skizziert. Auch wird ausführlich auf die bleibende Aktualität dieses wichtigen... more...

  • Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Mythby Robert A. Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Uses of Comparative Mythology (RLE Myth)by Kenneth L. Golden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those similarities among myths the world over as they suggest... more...

  • Kleines Lexikon mythologischer Figuren der Antikeby Kai Brodersen; Bernhard Zimmermann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2015; Not Available

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  • The More of Mythby Mary Aswell Doll

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 49.99

    This book uses a nine-year experience of teaching world mythology to art students in order to discuss why and how such ancient stories provide significance today. Myth?s weird images and metaphors recall Wyrd (Word), the goddess of the cauldron. Students can be guided into the cauldron of mythic language to feel the stirring of new awareness of what... more...

  • Macmillan Dictionary of Religionby Michael Pye

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 147.00

    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...

  • The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomenaby J Gordon Melton

    Visible Ink Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    Based on more than 250 occurrences and extraordinary experiences that have served to lift believers out of the mundane world and place them in contact with a transcendental reality, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Well-known religion... more...