skip to content
Introduction to mythology : contemporary approaches to classical and world myths Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Introduction to mythology : contemporary approaches to classical and world myths

Author: Eva M Thury; Margaret Klopfle Devinney
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Intergrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory. Introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives.
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eva M Thury; Margaret Klopfle Devinney
ISBN: 9780199859238 019985923X
OCLC Number: 801675521
Description: xxviii, 757 pages, [28] pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Introduction to studying myth. What is myth? --
Ways of understanding myth --
Pt. 2. Myths of creation and destruction --
Pt. 2A. Creation. Greece : Hesiod --
Rome : Ovid --
The Bible : Genesis (creation) --
Mesopotamia : Enuma Elish --
Icelandic/Norse : Prose Edda (creation) --
North America : Zuni, Hopi, Navajo --
Africa : Uganda and Nigeria --
China : Nü kwa --
Mesoamerica : Popol Vuh --
Pt. 2B. Destruction. Rome : Ovid (flood) --
The Bible : Genesis (flood) --
Icelandic/Norse : Prose Edda (Ragnarok) --
Pt. 3. Heroes and tricksters. Theory : Joseph Campbell, The hero with a thousand faces / Dave Whomsley --
Mesopotamia : The epic of Gilgamesh --
Applying theory : a Lévi-Straussian analysis of the Epic of Gilgamesh / G.S. Kirk --
India : the Ramayana --
Icelandic/Norse : Prose Edda (heroes) --
Africa : the Mwindo epic --
Greece : Oedipus the king / Sophocles --
Theory : the structural study of myth / Claude Lévi-Strauss --
North America : Raven --
African and African-American trickster stories --
Greece : Prometheus --
Applying theory : different versions of myths --
Pt. 4. Ritual and myth. Theory : The forest of symbols / Victor Turner --
Greece : Demeter and Persephone --
Egypt : Isis and Osiris --
Applying theory : meals in the Bible / Mary Douglas --
Icelandic/Norse : the rituals of Iceland / H.R.E. Davidson --
Greece : Heracles and Dionysus --
Pt. 5. Dreams and myth. Theory : Man and his symbols / C.G. Jung --
Applying theory : how to perform a Jungian analysis --
Pt. 6. Folktale and myth. Theory : The morphology of the folktale / Vladimir Propp --
Applying theory : a Proppian analysis of The wizard of Oz --
Germany : Grimm's Household tales --
Rome : "Cupid and Psyche" / Apuleius --
Applying theory : highlighting different aspects of the same tale using multiple analyses --
Pt. 7. Contemporary myth. Daniel Boone : building the myth around the man --
Stagecoach and Firefly : the journey into the unknown in westerns and science fiction --
Harry Potter : a Rankian analysis of the hero of Hogwarts --
The vampire as hero : tales of the undead in a contemporary context / Eva M. Thury --
Pt. 8. Literature and myth. Poetry and myth --
"Yellow woman" : Native-American oral myth in a contemporary context / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Narrative and myth.
Responsibility: Eva M. Thury, Margaret K. Devinney.
More information:

Abstract:

Intergrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory. Introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"I have been using this text since it was first published, and I think it's the best we've ever had for our course in World Mythology."--Angela Ruediger, Harrisburg Area Community Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(3)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/801675521> # Introduction to mythology : contemporary approaches to classical and world myths
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "801675521" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796353361#Topic/mythologie> ; # Mythologie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1031701> ; # Mythology
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BL312> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796353361#Topic/mythos> ; # Mythos
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/201.3/e22/> ;
   schema:bookEdition "Third edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/262188498> ; # Margaret Klopfle Devinney
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796353361#Person/thury_eva_m> ; # Eva M. Thury
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "Pt. 1. Introduction to studying myth. What is myth? -- Ways of understanding myth -- Pt. 2. Myths of creation and destruction -- Pt. 2A. Creation. Greece : Hesiod -- Rome : Ovid -- The Bible : Genesis (creation) -- Mesopotamia : Enuma Elish -- Icelandic/Norse : Prose Edda (creation) -- North America : Zuni, Hopi, Navajo -- Africa : Uganda and Nigeria -- China : Nü kwa -- Mesoamerica : Popol Vuh -- Pt. 2B. Destruction. Rome : Ovid (flood) -- The Bible : Genesis (flood) -- Icelandic/Norse : Prose Edda (Ragnarok) -- Pt. 3. Heroes and tricksters. Theory : Joseph Campbell, The hero with a thousand faces / Dave Whomsley -- Mesopotamia : The epic of Gilgamesh -- Applying theory : a Lévi-Straussian analysis of the Epic of Gilgamesh / G.S. Kirk -- India : the Ramayana -- Icelandic/Norse : Prose Edda (heroes) -- Africa : the Mwindo epic -- Greece : Oedipus the king / Sophocles -- Theory : the structural study of myth / Claude Lévi-Strauss -- North America : Raven -- African and African-American trickster stories -- Greece : Prometheus -- Applying theory : different versions of myths -- Pt. 4. Ritual and myth. Theory : The forest of symbols / Victor Turner -- Greece : Demeter and Persephone -- Egypt : Isis and Osiris -- Applying theory : meals in the Bible / Mary Douglas -- Icelandic/Norse : the rituals of Iceland / H.R.E. Davidson -- Greece : Heracles and Dionysus -- Pt. 5. Dreams and myth. Theory : Man and his symbols / C.G. Jung -- Applying theory : how to perform a Jungian analysis -- Pt. 6. Folktale and myth. Theory : The morphology of the folktale / Vladimir Propp -- Applying theory : a Proppian analysis of The wizard of Oz -- Germany : Grimm's Household tales -- Rome : "Cupid and Psyche" / Apuleius -- Applying theory : highlighting different aspects of the same tale using multiple analyses -- Pt. 7. Contemporary myth. Daniel Boone : building the myth around the man -- Stagecoach and Firefly : the journey into the unknown in westerns and science fiction -- Harry Potter : a Rankian analysis of the hero of Hogwarts -- The vampire as hero : tales of the undead in a contemporary context / Eva M. Thury -- Pt. 8. Literature and myth. Poetry and myth -- "Yellow woman" : Native-American oral myth in a contemporary context / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Narrative and myth."@en ;
   schema:description "Intergrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory. Introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796353361> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Introduction to mythology : contemporary approaches to classical and world myths"@en ;
   schema:productID "801675521" ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1406/2013454703-t.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199859238> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/801675521> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796353361#Person/thury_eva_m> # Eva M. Thury
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Thury" ;
   schema:givenName "Eva M." ;
   schema:name "Eva M. Thury" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1031701> # Mythology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Mythology"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/262188498> # Margaret Klopfle Devinney
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1941" ;
   schema:familyName "Devinney" ;
   schema:givenName "Margaret Klopfle" ;
   schema:name "Margaret Klopfle Devinney" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199859238>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "019985923X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199859238" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/801675521>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/801675521> ; # Introduction to mythology : contemporary approaches to classical and world myths
   schema:dateModified "2016-05-10" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.