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World myth

Author: Barry B Powell
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Worldly and scholarly, this well-designed text presents myths from around the world in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been arranged by geographic and chronologic origin. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations, maps, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry B Powell
ISBN: 9780205730520 0205730523
OCLC Number: 813413836
Description: xviii, 590 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The Nature of Myth --
Mesopotamian Myth --
Egyptian Myth --
The Myths of Canaan --
Greek Myth --
Roman Myth --
Myth in India --
Persian Myth --
Japanese Myth --
Celtic Myth --
Scandinavian Myth --
The Myths of Mexico --
Oceanic Myth --
Myths of the North American Indians --
African Myth --
Theories of Myth Interpretation.
Responsibility: Barry B. Powell.

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Deviating from the typical thematically organized mythology anthology, Barry Powell organizes this text first by geography and then by chronology. By doing this the text becomes a `history of the  Read more...

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