Introduction to mythology: contemporary approaches to classical and world myths. by Eva M Thury; Margaret Klopfle Devinney. Print book. English. 3rd ed. Introduction to Mythology has 74 ratings and 4 reviews. Angie said: Even by. Eva M. Thury, . Jul 29, Nina added it · review of another edition. Shelves. Buy Introduction to Mythology – Text Only 3rd edition () by Eva Thury and Margaret Devinney for up to 90% off at
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Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Greek and Roman classics by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other writers ; Nordic mythology by Snorri Sturluson ; Hindu culture The Ram Introduction to Mythology: Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Greek and Roman classics by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other writers ; Nordic mythology by Snorri Sturluson ; Hindu culture The Ramayana ; and from such ancient works as The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible.
Selections from Native-American sources and fairy tales and stories from Africa, Germany, and the United States are also included. They also incorporate readings by Carl Jung, Levi-Strauss, Victor Turner, and other scholars who consider mythic material from different analytical perspectives. Finally, works by Milton, Keats, Updike, and Joyce are presented as examples of modern literary texts with mythological roots.
Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths
The selections are organized into seven topical sections: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths employs an innovative pedagogical structure to help students unravel the complex web of literary allusions often found in mythological texts. Extensive marginal notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms and culture-specific concepts, while a glossary of deities, suggested readings for each chapter, and more than illustrations, photographs, and maps further enhance the volume.
Ideal for courses in classical and world mythology, this text can also be used in world culture, world literature, and comparative religion courses. An Instructor’s Manual and a Student’s Website featuring chapter objectives and summaries, key terms, study questions, eeition, and off-site links yo interest will accompany the book.
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I’ve never enjoyed a text book before so it seems worthy of a review. It’s a great text with a lot of margin 3r for further explanations and clarification.
Although many of the myths are not written out fully all of the ones included are extensive which was a great help for the class but also exactly the reason I wanted to take a class on mythology to begin with, to read the stories themselves w Tk though this was the textbook I was using for inhroduction class I was enrolled in I really enjoyed it.
Although many of the myths are not written out fully all of the ones included are extensive which was a great help for the htury but also exactly the reason I wanted to take a class on mythology to begin with, to read the stories themselves while learning about the why behind them.
Using this as the textbook for my World Mythology class.
I really like a lot of things about this book: My one real problem with the book is that it omits all Hispanic mythology. As 3rdd instructor in Colorado, this seems like a large oversight; mytjology, I supplemented the book with several Mayan and Aztec ymthology. I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the editkon of commentary in Thurry this as the textbook for my World Mythology class.
I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the dearth of commentary in the textbook’s margins. Iintroduction this was oftentimes helpful, it occasionally restricted students’ thinking to just what they read there, instead of cultivating their own interpretation. Overall, a great textbook that we used consistently throughout the semester.
Very informative for those who want to learn more about the theory behind myths. I loved the commentary on Who Framed Roger Rabbit the best. Lorrox rated it really liked it Dec 13, Eva rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Nannette rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Ronnie Antonucci rated it did not like it Dec 06, Kyle rated it really liked it Jul 27, Will rated it liked it Oct 29, Alicia rated it really mgthology it Feb 16, Robin rated it really liked it May 11, Ben Shawver rated it really liked it Jul 10, Mp rated it did not like it Feb 13, Timothy Hobin rated it did not like it Jun 25, Josh rated it really liked it Jan 28, Wanda rated it really liked it Feb 27, Anouschka Glunt rated it it was amazing May 26, Christina rated introductuon liked it Sep 30, George Carter rated it really liked it Jun 18, Christina rated it it was ok Dec 08, Gigi rated it it was ok Feb 26, Deana Hooper rated it liked it Feb 23, Emily rated it did not like it Nov 26, Monika rated it really liked it Feb 26, Ray rated it really liked it Aug 12, Sls rated it really liked it Sep 25, Leah Sharon rated it it was amazing Sep 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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