Comparative Mythology

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Comparative Mythology

In a magisterial work, Jaan Puhvel unravels the prehistoric Indo-Euopean origins of the traditions of India and Iran, Greece and Rome, of the Celts, Germans, Balts, and Slavs. Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent thees - god and warrior, king and virgin, fire and water - give life to "Comparative Mythology" as both a general introduction and a detaled reference.

Specifications of Comparative Mythology

AuthorProfessor Jaan Puhvel
Edition1St Edition
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number Of Pages302
Publication Date1987-05-01
Height9.84 inch.
Length7.87 inch.
Width0.59 inch.
Weight1.4 pounds.

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