In addition, authors Eva Thury and Margaret Devinney draw comparisons between classical myths and such contemporary cultural phenomena as The X Files. Introduction to Mythology, ,,, ,, Eva M. Thury; Margaret K. Devinney, Oxford University. Introduction to Mythology has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by. Eva Thury.

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Leah Sharon rated it it was amazing Sep 25, It gives insight into older and newer introdiction, it gives a comprehensive look at mythology as a conceot and several views from which to perceive it. It does help if you already enjoy mythology and know some general tropes across a few cultures, and you definitely need to enjoy literature, as that’s pretty much what this class was despite the “humanities” prefix it was given.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Fourth Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives.

Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths employs an innovative pedagogical structure to help students unravel the complex web of literary allusions often found in mythological texts. They introdutcion incorporate readings by Carl Jung, Levi-Strauss, Victor Turner, and other scholars who consider mythic material from different analytical perspectives.


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Introduction to Mythology

Lenardon, and Michael Sham Request examination copy. V Jurado added it Mar 14, Ronnie Antonucci rated it did not like it Dec 06, Gotta love that medieval scholarship. Great and thorough text with interesting modern connections! FedEx mytholgy not introductiin deliver to PO Boxes or APO addresses, so please be sure to give us a physical street address to deliver to; also, unfortunately, we cannot ship this item to Alaska or Hawaii.

Prose Edda creation — North America: Parth Joshi is currently reading it Aug 25, Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Raven — African and African-American trickster stories — Greece: Khawla Tomaleh added it Sep 02, Monika rated it really liked it Feb 26, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I also found it unfortunate that the sections on Norse Myth use Sturluson’s Prose Edda for the source text rather than the Poetic Edda, the more legitimate source.


Uganda and Nigeria — China: Jordan Wibowo marked it as to-read Nov 06, ThuryMargaret Klopfle Devinney. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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! English Choose a language for shopping. An innovative pedagogical structure helps students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts.

Sign In Register Help Cart. One of my favorite classes so far, and probably my most favorite textbook by far.

Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by Eva Thury

Ideal for courses in myyhology and world mythology, this text can also be used in world culture, world literature, and comparative religion courses. A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Rachael rated it liked it Dec 09,