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Primitive mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Eng. ; New York : Penguin Books, 1976, ©1969.
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The primitive roots of the mythology of the world are examined in the light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 0140043047 9780140043044
OCLC Number: 2346210
Description: xv, 504 : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. The Psychology of myth --
The Enigma of the inherited image --
The Imprints of experience --
2. The Mythology of the primitive planters --
The Culture province of the high civilizations --
The Province of the immolated kings --
The ritual love-death --
3. The Mythology of the primitive hunters --
Shamanism --
The Animal master --The Paleolithic caves --
4. The Archaeology of myth --
Mythological thresholds of the paleolithic --
Mythological thresholds of the neolithic --
Conclusion: the functioning of myth.
Responsibility: Joseph Campbell.

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The primitive roots of the mythology of the world are examined in the light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology.

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