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The World of Myth free pdf Since its publication in 1991, The World of Myth has provided thousands of students with a fascinating, wide-ranging introduction to world mythology. Building on the bestselling tradition of the first edition, the long-awaited second edition offers a uniquely comprehensive collection of myths from numerous cultures around the globe. Featuring a thematic organization, it helps students understand world mythology as a metaphor for humanity's search for meaning in a complex world. Author David Leeming presents a sweeping variety of myths whose origins range from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. Students will be captivated by stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans- tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science- myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's Gaia- and much more. One of the most wide-ranging anthologies available, this volume includes myths from African, Australian Aboriginal, Aztec, Celtic, Chinese, Greek, Hittite, Japanese, Moslem, and Persian cultures. NEW TO THIS EDITION Greatly expanded coverage of non-Western myths, including new selections from Arabia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mesoamerica, North and South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa More coverage of "Great Mother" and "World Mother" myths-including new selections from Ireland, Mexico, and North American Indian cultures-and other feminine-based myths Many new translations, a new design, key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance), and a glossary A world locator map at the front of the book showing the geographical distribution of the myths covered in the text

About David A. Leeming

David Leeming is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. He is the author of many books on mythology, including The Oxford Companion to World Mythology (2005).

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Author : David A. Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 23 January 2014
ISBN : 0199316368
EAN : 9780199316366
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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