Parallel Myths

Parallel Myths

by J.F. Bierlein
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Parallel Myths by J.F. Bierlein

An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths — and the central role they have played through time.

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ISBN-13: 9780345381460
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1994
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 115,964
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

The author of Parallel Myths and The Book of Ages, J. F. Bierlein teaches in the Washington Semester and World Capitals Program at American University in Washington, and also works for a social sciences consulting firm. Multilingual, he is deeply interested in theology, existentialism, art, opera, and the study of classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Hebrew, as well as other languages. Professor Bierlein and his wife, Heather Diehl, live in northern Virginia.

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Parallel Myths 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a marvelous compilation of myths from around the world: western, non-western, and Native American. It is a great book for classes focusing on world mythology. Easy to read, easy to digest, and full of great references to other works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Lots of information wished i learned in college.
m_thrimsdotter More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for an insightful glance into world myth, with potentially some insights I hadn't seen, from someone familiar with many traditions. Unfortunately, there were so many problems– fundamental inaccuracies, vital omissions, and questionable sources– within the first few chapters, that I couldn't force myself to finish the rest of the book. For a legitimate introduction to world myth, go elsewhere. Anywhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago