The World of Myth

The World of Myth
Author: David Adams Leeming
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1990
ISBN: 0195074750
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Myth Book Excerpt:

Examines the universal themes of myths from cultures ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to Christianity and modern science, analyzing how different cultures and societies have addressed fundamental human concerns and experiences.

The World of Myth

The World of Myth
Author: David Adams Leeming
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780199316366
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Myth Book Excerpt:

An anthology of myths ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian Islands and modern science.

World Myths and Legends

World Myths and Legends
Author: Kathy Ceceri
Publsiher: Nomad Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN: 1619300540
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Myths and Legends Book Excerpt:

All societies have their own myths and legends, but they're much more than just stories. Myths and legends tell us about a people’s history, science, and cultural values—the things they knew, the things they believed, and the things they felt were important. World Myths and Legends retells tales from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. From the Greek myths to ancient epics like Gilgamesh and the trickster tales of Anansi the Spider, it helps readers think about why the same themes, characters, and events may show up in different parts of the globe. Along the way kids will also find lots of fun and interesting projects that let them experience the stories first-hand. World Myths and Legends unveils wonders of the ancient world as it takes readers on a fascinating adventure of mystery and imagination.

New World Myth

New World Myth
Author: Marie Vautier
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1998
ISBN: 0773516697
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New World Myth Book Excerpt:

In this comparative study of six Canadian novels Marie Vautier examines reworkings of myth in the postcolonial context. While myths are frequently used in literature as transhistorical master narratives, she argues that these novels destabilize the traditional function of myth in their self-conscious reexamination of historical events from a postcolonial perspective. Through detailed readings of François Barcelo's La Tribu, George Bowering's Burning Water, Jacques Godbout's Les Têtes à Papineau, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre, and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-Wood People, Vautier situates New World myth within the broader contexts of political history and of classical, biblical, and historical myths.

Creation Myths of the World Parts I II

Creation Myths of the World  Parts I II
Author: David Adams Leeming
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1598841742
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creation Myths of the World Parts I II Book Excerpt:

Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to how the world was created, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture's values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine.

World Myth or History

World Myth or History
Author: J.G. Cheock
Publsiher: J.G. Cheock
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Myth or History Book Excerpt:

World myth deciphered and organized into a coherent story of our past. It is almost impossible to read world mythology without noticing common threads and patterns that seem to paint a bigger picture. A story told by our ancient ancestors for future generations to remember and learn. What if the eyewitnesses to past events were taken seriously? What if we listen to their stories with unbiased ears, free of assumptions? What if their stories were backed up by scientific discoveries? What if the myths can explain the mysteries?

Myth

Myth
Author: Robert Ellwood
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1847062342
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth Book Excerpt:

An accessible introduction to the complex topic of Myth. Ellwood examines theories, meanings and interpretations, all of which are structured around a typical programme of study.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Book Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Myths of the World

Myths of the World
Author: Tony Allan
Publsiher: Duncan Baird Pub
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781844838455
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the World Book Excerpt:

Organized by region into eighteen cultures, gathers more than 240 stories from countries around the world, prefaced by an introduction examining the meaning of mythology.

World of Myths

World of Myths
Author: Marina Warner,Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2003-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Myths Book Excerpt:

A compilation of myths from cultures around the world which have been translated from their original languages.

Great Myths of the World

Great Myths of the World
Author: Padraic Colum
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2005-08-10
ISBN: 048644354X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Myths of the World Book Excerpt:

A collection of tales from ancient myth and legend. Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, Quetzalcoatl, and other larger-than-life figures populate these pages in a wonderful treasury for all ages.

Mythology

Mythology
Author: C. Scott Littleton
Publsiher: Duncan Baird
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2004-09
ISBN: 9781844830619
Category: Mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythology Book Excerpt:

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.

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Author: R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1053
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN: 1452276307
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology

An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology
Author: Francis Willey Kelsey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mythology, Classical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology Book Excerpt:

Mythology

Mythology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781904292005
Category: Mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythology Book Excerpt:

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.

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Handbook of Classical Mythology
Author: William F. Hansen
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1576072266
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Classical Mythology Book Excerpt:

Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

World Mythology An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics Hardcover Student Edition

World Mythology  An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics  Hardcover Student Edition
Author: McGraw-Hill, Glencoe
Publsiher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 722
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9780844259659
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Mythology An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics Hardcover Student Edition Book Excerpt:

World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and an understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and the Pacific Islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each section prompt analysis and response.

Warring Gods

Warring Gods
Author: Nel Yomtov
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 1515766322
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warring Gods Book Excerpt:

Gather round to hear of epic battles and petty feuds between gods -- told from ancient myths around the world! Warring Gods gathers seven diverse battle stories in one book so readers can discover the unique differences and surprising similarities between these world myths -- all recreated in gripping graphic novel format. Dive into legends from various mythologies and traditions, including Greek, Egyptian, Native American, Norse, and more. With the Universal Myth series, readers can experience exciting multicultural tales brought to life!

Don t Know Much About Anything

Don t Know Much About Anything
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061828556
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Know Much About Anything Book Excerpt:

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War. Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand tour of knowledge that carries us from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Berlin Wall, from the Salem Witch Trials to Watergate, from Michelangelo to Houdini. Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know everything!

The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal

The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal Book Excerpt: