Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths (Paperback)

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    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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    ISBN 9780199859238
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 757
    Publisher Date 2012-04-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 3.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths
    Edition Number 3
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Thury, Eva M.

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