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I learned a lot from this textbook. Uganda and Nigeria — China: Very informative for those who want to learn more about the theory behind myths. My one real problem with the book is that it omits all Hispanic mythology. It contains a great section on Cambell and a number of references to pop cultural. Access Until June 29, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the dearth of commentary in the textbook’s margins. Paperbackpages.

It is especially helpful to a teacher trying to cover a lot of global ground in a comprehensive mythology course. Showing of 27 reviews. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Poetry and Myth This textbook is highly intriguing and would be extremely useful in a myth class. A “Myths Across the World” foldout map at the front of the text shows the regional distribution of all the myths discussed in the book New!

Few would have the expertise commanded by the two authors to cover everything from Native American through African through contemporary film myths. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


It is mostly composed of selections from the sourcetexts of the various myths, and when the authors do write their own material about the selections and such, their chapters feel more like news articles.

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Other editions – View all Introduction to mythology: Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Edna added it Apr 27, Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Greek and Roman classics by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other writers ; Nordic mythology by Snorri Sturluson ; Hindu culture The Ram Introduction to Mythology: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Angela rated it it was amazing Aug 02, The Vampire as Hero: Overall, a great textbook that we used consistently throughout the semester. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Few would have the expertise commanded by the two authors to cover yo from Native American through African through contemporary film myths.

In Sturluson’s case, he decided to claim that the ancient Icelandic people simply forgot the Christian faith over time, even though the Germanic religion was practiced all over northern Europe for centuries before Christianity ever existed.

Lansverk, Montana State University ” Introduction to Mythology covers mythology and also introduces the notion of myth in contemporary narrative form, all the while offering a coherent analytical group of ideas to explain why these themes we find in mythology are still in our narratives today.


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Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Mythology. Trivia About Introduction to M There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is so good that I am definitely going to be reading many of the chapters over the summer to expand my knowledge even more plus, we read the This book is awesome.

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Oxford University Press; 3 edition April 13, Language: Extensive marginal notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms and culture-specific concepts, while a glossary of deities, suggested readings for each chapter, and more than illustrations, photographs, and maps further enhance the volume. While this was oftentimes helpful, it occasionally restricted students’ thinking to just what lntroduction read there, instead of cultivating their own interpretation.

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