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Primitive mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1976. ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Mythology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 0140043047 9780140043044
OCLC Number: 2346210
Description: xv, 504 pages : 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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