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Introduccion a la mitologia

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Drawing on source material from every continent and every stage of human history, this guide to studying mythology seeks to lay bare the methods used by experts in the field and argues that all myths can be classified according to their theme and origin. It also explains the way in which myths both exemplify and provide answers to the great questions of humanity: How was the world created? Where did mankind come from? What happens when humans die? The book also offers a number of fascinating comparative tables ...
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Overview

Drawing on source material from every continent and every stage of human history, this guide to studying mythology seeks to lay bare the methods used by experts in the field and argues that all myths can be classified according to their theme and origin. It also explains the way in which myths both exemplify and provide answers to the great questions of humanity: How was the world created? Where did mankind come from? What happens when humans die? The book also offers a number of fascinating comparative tables showing the differences and similarities between various mythologies and their answers to these questions. In a final review of what is termed “The Great Global System of Myths,” a valuable summary of the Aztec, Egyptian, Greek, and Hindu belief systems, among many others, is provided.

Extrayendo material de todos los continentes y de todas las edades de la historia humana, esta guía al estudio del mito busca exponer los métodos usados por los expertos en el tema y arguye que todos los mitos del mundo pueden ser clasificados de acuerdo a su tema y su origen. Explica también la manera en la cual los mitos ilustran y proveen respuestas a las grandes preguntas de la humanidad: ¿Cómo se creó el mundo? ¿De dónde vienen las personas? ¿Qué sucede cuando mueren? El libro ofrece también una serie de fascinantes tablas comparativas que muestran las diferencias y similitudes entre las varias mitologías y sus respuestas a estas preguntas. En una revisión final de lo que se denomina “El gran sistema mundial de mitos,” se añade un valioso resumen de las creencias aztecas, egipcias, griegas e hindúes entre otras muchas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788497941310
  • Publisher: Edimat Libros
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Mitos y leyendas
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Spence was a Scottish anthropologist and journalist and a compiler of Scottish folklore. He researched the mythology and culture of the New World, Western Europe, and northwest Africa.

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