Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths

Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eva Thury;Margaret Devinney
  • Publish Date: 2012-04-13


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Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Third Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives. The third edition strengthens its global coverage with two new chapters: Chapter 11, Mesoamerica: Popol Vuh, and Chapter 43, The Vampire as Hero: Tales of the Undead in a Contemporary Context.

An innovative pedagogical structure helps students students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts.

New! A Myths Across the World foldout map at the front of the text shows the regional distribution of all the myths discussed in the book

New! A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context

Running margin notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms

A glossary of deities, an illustrated timeline, and suggested readings offer additional resources

A vibrant art program features more than 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps

A Student's Website at www.oup.com/us/thury contains chapter objectives and summaries, key terms, study questions, self-tests, flashcards, and related links

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