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The myth. Comparative mythology

  • A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demonsby Manfred Lurker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the... more...

  • Antike Mythologie in christlichen Kontexten der Spätantikeby Hartmut Leppin

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 127.95

    Die klassische Mythologie überlebte die Christianisierung des Römischen Reiches und das Ende der Antike; das ist ein bekannter wie auch überraschender Befund. Der Band fragt danach, in welcher Weise antike Mythologie in verschiedenen Kontexten Polemiken ausgesetzt war oder etwa als Bildungsgut neutralisiert oder angeeignet wurde. So entsteht... 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...

  • The World's Eyeby Albert M. Potts

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Greek vases and Peruvian bottles, Chinese bronzes and African masks, Tel Brak idols and Egyptian tomb paintings -- artifacts ancient and modern reveal man's universal fascination with the eye and his awe before its mysterious powers. In this wide-ranging and richly illustrated essay Albert M. Potts considers the special properties the human mind has... more...

  • Mythology for Storytellers: Themes and Tales from Around the Worldby Howard J Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    Illustrated in full color throughout, this delightful collection puts the riches of world mythology at the fingertips of students and storytellers alike. It is a treaury of favorite and little-known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information on their... more...

  • Pagan Portals - The Morriganby Morgan Daimler

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    Ancient and enigmatic, the Morrigan reaches out to us - learn who she is and how to answer her call. more...

  • Twentieth Century Mythologiesby Daniel Dubuisson; Martha Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist... 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...

  • Mythographyby William G. Doty

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of William Doty's critically acclaimed study provides a comprehensive guidebook to the many schools of interpretation in this burgeoning field. William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and perspective... more...

  • Myth in the Modern Worldby David Whitt; John Perlich

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ubiquitous and enduring, myths remain an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th... more...