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Mythology : the illustrated anthology of world myth & storytelling

Publisher: London : Duncan Baird Publishers, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Myths are the timeless expression of the imagination born out of the need to make sense of the universe. Moving across the centuries, they resonate with our deepest feelings about the fragility and grandeur of existence. Mythology is a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey of the mythic imagination in all its forms around the world, from the odysseys, quests and battles of ancient Greece and Rome to the living  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
OCLC Number: 1150854424
Description: 1 online resource (688 pages : color illustrations)
Contents: Cradles of Civilization --
The Celtic, Viking and Germanic Worlds --
The Eastern World --
The New World --
The Southern World.
Responsibility: general editor, C. Scott Littleton.

Abstract:

Myths are the timeless expression of the imagination born out of the need to make sense of the universe. Moving across the centuries, they resonate with our deepest feelings about the fragility and grandeur of existence. Mythology is a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey of the mythic imagination in all its forms around the world, from the odysseys, quests and battles of ancient Greece and Rome to the living beliefs of indigenous cultures in the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Looking at each major myth-making culture in turn, this book retells some of the most significant and captivating stories in a lively, contemporary style. Generously illustrated with more than 700 color photographs, Mythology brings you the vibrant stories that echo time and again in our lives.

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