Comparative Mythology / Edition 1

Comparative Mythology / Edition 1

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by Jaan Puhvel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801839386

ISBN-13: 9780801839382

Pub. Date: 09/01/1989

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In a magisterial work, Jaan Puhvel unravels the prehistoric Indo-Euopean origins of the traditions of India and Iran, Greece and Rome, of the Celts, Germans, Balts, and Slavs. Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. Separate chapters on individual traditions as

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In a magisterial work, Jaan Puhvel unravels the prehistoric Indo-Euopean origins of the traditions of India and Iran, Greece and Rome, of the Celts, Germans, Balts, and Slavs. Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent thees - god and warrior, king and virgin, fire and water - give life to Comparative Mythology as both a general introduction and a detaled reference.

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ISBN-13:
9780801839382
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Comparative Mythology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'll keep it short and sweet. This and Mallory's (In search of the Indo-Europeans) are absolute must haves in the realm of comparative IE mythology.