Myth / Edition 1

Myth / Edition 1

by Robert Ellwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847062342

ISBN-13: 9781847062345

Pub. Date: 12/07/2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

"The book will be a superb introduction to mythological studies for a long time to come." -William G. Doty, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa author of Myth: A Handbook (University of Alabama Press, 2007)
Structured around a typical program of study, Robert Ellwood's accessible introduction covers all the major

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"The book will be a superb introduction to mythological studies for a long time to come." -William G. Doty, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa author of Myth: A Handbook (University of Alabama Press, 2007)
Structured around a typical program of study, Robert Ellwood's accessible introduction covers all the major theories concerning the meaning and interpretation of myth, from structuralist to psychoanalytic, and includes illustrative examples throughout, including modern literary and cinematic myths, from Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847062345
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/07/2008
Series:
Key Concepts in Religion Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Encountering Myth
2. Types and Theories of Myth
3. Creation Myths
4. The Hero's Journey: The Warrior
5. The Hero's Journey: The Saviour
6. Eschatological Myth: The End of the World
7. Myths of Evil
8. Nationalistic Myth
9. The Sources of Myth
10. The Psychology of Myth
11. Mythologists 12. Modern Myth

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