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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • The Myths We Live Byby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 29.95

    Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world. more...

  • The Faces of the Goddessby Lotte Motz

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99

    Many contemporary feminists believe that early humans worshipped a nurturing Mother Goddess, who was displaced by autocratic male deities. This book examines the maternal deities of various cultures and religions but finds no signs of a common origin for a primordial "Great Mother." more...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Mythologyby Neil Philip; Philip Wilkinson

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 25.00

    Originally told to explain the mysteries of the world?such as creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love?myths are a major part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its own myths. Organized by geographic region, each myth is placed within the civilization?s history and context. The key elements of world mythology, such as... more...

  • Mythby Robert A. Segal

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99

    This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude L--eacute--;vi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, C.... more...

  • A Dictionary of Celtic Mythologyby James MacKillop

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 14.95

    List of Abbreviations. Introduction. Pronunciation Guide. How to Use This Book. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Select Bibliography. Subject Index more...

  • Myths & Legendsby Philip Wilkinson

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 25.00

    Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel... more...

  • Thematic Guide to World Mythologyby Lorena Stookey

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 79.00

    All around the world, myths address questions that humans have always posed about their origins, their environments, their ultimate destinies, and the meanings of their lives. This book examines 30 common motifs that thread their way through mythological tales across history and around the globe. The themes are presented in alphabetical order, moving... more...

  • 2008/2009by Jürgen Daiber

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 67.00

    Aurora, das Jahrbuch der Eichendorff-Gesellschaft erschien als Fortsetzung des Almanachs Aurora (1929-1943) nach dem Kriege erstmals wieder 1953. Seitdem ist das Jahrbuch durch eine zunehmende Öffnung gegenüber dem kulturgeschichtlichen Umfeld von Eichendorffs Leben und Werk und seinen umfangreichen Rezensionsteil zu einem der führenden... more...

  • Religious Studies: The Key Conceptsby Carl Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95

    Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects... more...

  • Myths, Martyrs, and Modernityby Jitse Dijkstra; Justin Kroesen; Yme Kuiper

    BRILL 2010; US$ 278.00

    This volume in honour of Jan N. Bremmer consists of a variety of contributions offering a broad spectrum of original ideas and innovative approaches in the history of religions both past and present, thus reflecting the nature of the scholarship of Bremmer himself. more...