World Mythology: An Annotated Guide to Collections and Anthologies

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Overview

A compact reference source that offers general readers bibliographic access to significant English-language translations, retellings, and summaries of myths from cultures around the world. While Greek, Roman, Norse, and Arthurian myths are the best known, this bibliography also takes special care to survey the less familiar materials containing African, Asian, Oceanian, and American myths while it offers a sampling of the best and most accessible European myth collections. The annotated entries are arranged geographically with an additional chapter containing comparative studies and collections of myths from more than one part of the world. This easy-to-use reference source also includes author, illustrator/photographer, and subject indexes.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
World Mythology does offer its readers a rich catalog of sources of materials from which to draw in the study of mythology...should be a welcome addition to libraries of all levels of sophistication.
Come-All-Ye
An excellent reference for general collections, this annotated bibliography is broad in coverage and features excellent analyses of major anthologies of known legends...a basic reference tool...
American Reference Books Annual
World Mythology does offer its readers a rich catalog of sources of materials from which to draw in the study of mythology...should be a welcome addition to libraries of all levels of sophistication.
Reference Reviews
...will be a standard work for many years... each alphabetically arrange entry gives short summary...whose conciseness does not impair its roundness. Nothing essential has been left out. And there are well crafted indexes... Professor Sienkewicz's introduction shows his broad approach. He will not be drawn to exclusion to satisfy those of narrower views... the introduction is essential to a perspective on the entries that follow ...also lucid and fascinating to read.
Come-All-Ye
An excellent reference for general collections, this annotated bibliography is broad in coverage and features excellent analyses of major anthologies of known legends...a basic reference tool....
Booknews
A compact reference offering general readers bibliographic access to significant English-language translations, retellings, and summaries of myths from cultures around the world<-->Greek, Roman, Norse, and Arthurian, as well as African, Asian, Oceanian, European, and American. The annotated entries are arranged geographically, with an additional chapter containing comparative studies and collections of myths from more than one part of the world. Indexing is by author, illustrator/photographer, and subject. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810831544
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Series: Magill Bibliographies Series
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Sienkewicz is the Minnie Billings Capron Professor of Classics at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

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