World Mythology

World Mythology

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive overview of the world's major mythological traditions includes theories about the origins and meanings of myths, key mythological themes and subjects, and a regional treatment of mythmaking cultures. Natural Science & Readers' Subscription Bk Clubs.

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A reference book, made beautiful by careful page design and numerous illustrations. Editor Willis's introduction explores the great themes of myth. Subsequent chapters are devoted to 19 different countries or regions, the pictures affording casual browsers a stimulating variety of tones and flavors, while the text offers a sampling of the beliefs, main characters, and themes of each locale's mythology. Certainly a worthwhile and thoughtfully prepared compendium. We lament the use of paper with an odor (though all other paper characteristics seem fine); we've recently seen other books printed in China that don't have this problem. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Looks at the mythology of Egypt, the Middle East, India, China, Tibet, Japan, Greece, Rome, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australia

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1993
ISBN: 9780805027013
Branch Call Number: R 291.13 WOR
Characteristics: 311p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28cm
Additional Contributors: Willis, Roy G.


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Jan 31, 2017

Excellent overview of world mythology. Highly recommend for both beginners and scholars.


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