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Comparative Mythology - Jaan Puhvel

Comparative Mythology

Paperback Published: 1st August 1989
ISBN: 9780801839382
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In a magisterial work, Jaan Puhvel unravels the prehistoric Indo-Euopean origins of the traditions of India and Iran, Greece and Rome, of the Celts, Germans, Balts, and Slavs. Utilizing the methodologies of historical linguistics and archaeology, he reconstructs a shared religious, mytholoigcal, and cultural heritage. Separate chapters on individual traditions as well as on recurrent thees - god and warrior, king and virgin, fire and water - give life to "Comparative Mythology" as both a general introduction and a detaled reference.

A judicious evaluation of what has been written about Indo-European mythology over the past forty years. * Times Literary Supplement *

ISBN: 9780801839382
ISBN-10: 0801839386
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43