Introduction To Mythology: Contemporary Approaches To Classical And World Myths

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Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths

Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Third Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives. The third edition strengthens its global coverage with two new chapters: Chapter 11, "Mesoamerica: Popol Vuh," and Chapter 43, "The Vampire as Hero: Tales of the Undead in a Contemporary Context."

An innovative pedagogical structure helps students students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts.

New! 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! A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context

Running margin notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms

A glossary of deities, an illustrated timeline, and suggested readings offer additional resources

A vibrant art program features more than 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps

A Student's Website at www.oup.com/us/thury contains chapter objectives and summaries, key terms, study questions, self-tests, flashcards, and related links

Specifications of Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths

GENERAL
AuthorEva Thury, Margaret Devinney
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition3
ISBN-10019985923X
ISBN-139780199859238
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages816
Publication Date2012-04-13
DIMENSIONS
Height8 inch.
Length9.9 inch.
Width1.3 inch.
Weight3.25 pounds.

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