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World of myths

Author: Marina Warner; Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2003-<2004>
Series: Legendary past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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"This book is a compilation edition of five titles from the successful series The Legendary Past. Themes include the creation of the world and mankind and their ultimate destruction. Each author describes the cultural background, written sources and continuing legacy of the major myths, illustrated throughout by archaeological and artistic evidence. Linking these supernatural worlds is a new introduction from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Myths
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World of myths.
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2003-<2004>
(OCoLC)616676973
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Warner; Felipe Fernández-Armesto
ISBN: 0292702043 9780292702042 0292706073 9780292706071
OCLC Number: 51755792
Notes: Vol. 2: Introduced by Felipe Fernández-Armesto.
"Published in co-operation with British Museum Press."
Description: volumes <1-2> : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Marina Warmer --
Greek myths / Lucilla Burn --
Roman myths / Jane F. Gardner --
Norse myths / R.I. Page --
Egyptian myths / George Hart --
Celtic myths / Miranda Green.
Series Title: Legendary past.
Responsibility: [compiled and] introduced by Marina Warner.
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"This book is a compilation edition of five titles from the successful series The Legendary Past. Themes include the creation of the world and mankind and their ultimate destruction. Each author describes the cultural background, written sources and continuing legacy of the major myths, illustrated throughout by archaeological and artistic evidence. Linking these supernatural worlds is a new introduction from the award-winning writer Marina Warner, and in addition there is a specially compiled glossary giving brief definitions of the mythical characters and creatures whose traditions have contributed to our own legendary past."--Jacket.

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