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The myth. Comparative mythology

  • Von zänkischen Göttern und tragischen Heldenby Philip Matyszak

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 29.08

    Ob der Online-Händler "Amazon" oder die Sportmarke "Nike" - in unserem Alltag begegnen uns ständig Spuren der griechisch-römischen Mythologie. Doch wo liegt ihr Ursprung und um welche Geschichte geht es eigentlich genau? Philip Matyszak bringt dem Leser auf höchst unterhaltsame Weise die klassischen Mythen der Antike nahe. Er erzählt von den Abenteuern... 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$ 3.99

    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...

  • Die Dialektik des Mythosby Aleksej F Losev; Alexander Haardt; Elke Kirsten

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 49.47

    Das Hauptwerk des russischen Philosophen Aleksej Losev (1893-1988) wird hier erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung vorgelegt. Die Besonderheit dieser Schrift liegt darin, daß Losev dem dogmatischen Anspruch, mit dem der dialektische Materialismus auftrat und seine Widersacher unerbittlich verfolgte, eine strikt rational argumentierende philosophische Analyse... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

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

  • Introducing the Mythological Crescentby Harald Haarmann; Joan Marler

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 35.89

    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...

  • Myths and Dreamsby Edward Clodd

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    British polymath Edward Clodd was a banker who also established himself as a prominent thinker in the fields of anthropology and folklore. In Myths and Dreams, Clodd takes a look at the mythological beliefs of many cultures and societies, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, providing keen insight into the ways that natural and... more...