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Introduction to Mythology : Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths
by Eva M. Thury and Margaret K. Devinney


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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

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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


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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780199859238
  • ISBN-10: 019985923X
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 757
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds


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