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Theorizing about myth

Author: Robert Alan Segal
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays analyzing the leading theories of myth. It surveys the contours of this ongoing discussion, comparing and evaluating the theories of Edward Tylor, William Robertson Smith,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Segal, Robert Alan.
Theorizing about myth.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©1999
(DLC) 98052004
(OCoLC)40452989
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Segal
ISBN: 0585300712 9780585300719
OCLC Number: 45729933
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Tylor's Theory of Myth as Primitive Science --
Does Myth Have a Future? --
The Myth and Ritual Theory --
The Grail Legend as Frazerian Myth and Ritual --
Fairy Tales Si, Myths No: Bruno Bettelheim's Antithesis --
Jung on Mythology --
Adonis: A Greek Eternal Child --
In Quest of the Hero --
The Romantic Appeal of Joseph Campbell --
Hans Blumenberg as Theorist of Myth.
Responsibility: Robert A. Segal.

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