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Myth : a very short introduction

Author: Robert Alan Segal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Very short introductions, 111.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion philosophy, literature, and psychology. The fate of the preternaturally beautiful Adonis is one of the main fables upon which Segal focuses.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Segal, Robert Alan.
Myth.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004304591
(OCoLC)56585421
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Segal
ISBN: 9780191516702 0191516708 9780191775819 0191775819 9786610752614 6610752613 9781429459600 1429459603 9780192803474 0192803476
OCLC Number: 99942382
Description: 1 online resource (163 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: theories of myth --
Myth and science --
Myth and philosophy --
Myth and religion --
Myth and ritual --
Myth and literature --
Myth and psychology --
Myth and structure --
Myth and society --
Conclusion: the future of the study of myth.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 111.
Responsibility: Robert A. Segal.
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